Chris Smith, Former NFL Defense Has Passed Away at Age 31


Abundant prayers going out to the family of Chris Smith. His former agent confirmed the news Tuesday. Smith’s high school alma mater also posted about his passing. “Rest in Peace to a West Rowan Legend!,” West Rowan Football’s account wrote on Twitter. “Chris was a better person than he was player! The impact he had on those around him will be remembered forever!”

Cincinnatti Bengals defense end Chris Smith laugs and talks with teammate and coach, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnatti

Believe it or not, Chris Smith used to date social media influencer B. Simone, and she’s vocal about her sadness after Smith’s passing.

During the time of his death, Chris Smith was reportedly playing for the Seattle Sea Dragons in the XFL. For those unaware, the XFL, or “Xtreme Football League,” was purchased by actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and RedBird Capital investment group in 2020. The 31-year-old’s move to the XFL was seen as him trying to resurrect his career in football.

Prior to his move to the XFL, Smith played for numerous teams in the NFL. Notably, Smith started off playing with the high school team West Rowan before continuing college football at Arkansas. Following that, Chris was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Chris Smith’s Children Have Lost Both Their Parents

In 2019, Smith’s longtime girlfriend Petara Cordero, 26; also mother of his child was struck by a drunk driver and killed. The couple encountered a flat tire on Interstate 90 in Cleveland when the tragedy took place. The unfortunate accident came about just 4 weeks after the birth of their daughter, Haven Harris Smith.

According to Smith and Cordero’s baby registry, the couple’s baby daughter was due on August 17. Instagram posts from both Cordero and Smith indicate that their baby, named Haven Harris Smith, was born on or around August 27. No child should have to bury both parents. Condolences to the Smith family and especially his children.

Glenn Foster Autopsy Comes Back Horrific


Former NBA player Glenn Foster died while in the hands of Alabama police. However, Foster’s family is furious and doesn’t believe the police are innocent. The autopsy showed the former Saint defense showed no signs of strangulation.

Foster was arrested Dec. 4, 2021 after a speeding violation that included an attempt to run away from the officers.

In the wake of Foster’s death, the family retained civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to handle the case.

Soon after being retained by the family, Crump claimed an independent autopsy revealed “evidence of strangulation.”

The attorneys called the autopsy findings “deeply concerning” and demanded a full and transparent investigation into what happened.

Days before Foster’s death he was arrested and booked in the Pickens County Jail on charges of reckless endangerment, attempting to elude police and resisting arrest, inmate records show.

He was released at 3:14 p.m. on Dec. 5 but was rebooked two minutes later on charges of simple assault and third-degree robbery. Authorities have not said what led to Foster being rebooked.

Attorneys for his family said the initial arrest on Dec. 4 stemmed from a speeding violation. He died two days later after being found unresponsive in the back of a police vehicle after arriving at a medical facility, they said.

Damar Hamlin Is Talking Again


Yay! Damar Hamlin seems to be at the end of his recovery process. His breathing tube has been removed which is a clear sign of improvement. Since Monday’s tragic incident when the defense for the Buffalo Bills collapsed on the field, he was recussitated twice and taken to the hospital. He’s since been fighting for his life with a breathing tube.

USA Today Sports/Damar Hamlin

He communicated Thursday in writing and is now speaking verbally since having the breathing tube removed.

Tributes have poured in for the ball player ubiquitously since the incident.

The Bills said in a post on Twitter that Hamlin showed “signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight”.

“He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him.”

Updates on Damar Hamlin


As previously reported, 24-year-old NFL Bills Safety Damar Hamlin suffered a concussion amid a game against the Bengals on Monday night. He was resuscitated twice after he passed out the first-time paramedics tried to revive him.

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, pictured after a game in January 2022, is in critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest Monday night.Adrian Kraus/AP

After that, he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment.

New Light Has Been Shared on social media Regarding Injured Black Players in the NFL

Seemingly however, there’s been a spark in rage regarding medical attention and people of color in the NFL. Additionally, in 2020 two retired players sued and accused the franchise of “explicitly and deliberately” discriminating against hundreds; if not thousands of Black players who filed dementia-related claims. Despite the abuse, the inequality makes it harder for them to qualify for payouts worth as much as $3 million. Apparently, the issue was highlighted within the NBA. And that’s a problem. In two legal actions filed in 2020 in United States District Court in Philadelphia, the players asked that the judge stop the league from insisting that race-based benchmarks be used to evaluate players’ claims. They also asked that the scores on Black players’ neurocognitive exams be recalculated using “race-neutral” scales that would put them on an even footing with white players.

According to the Associated Press, players can now add a million dollars or more to their concussion claims if denied initially.