Now, I know almost every single one of you guys may not know him, but I just need to get this off my chest somehow, sorry.
Tim McNerney, a Senior football player at my alma mater of Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA, was murdered early this morning, Oct 4. He was walking back to his dowm, late Oct3rd/early Oct 4th with a friend and was apparantly approached by someone/a group who was carrying gun. His friend, who I do not know yet, escaped, but Tim did not escape and was beaten to an inch of his life in the parking lot of an auto store just off campus. Somebody found him unresponsive in the parking lot and he was rushed to the emergency room, where he was pronounced dead at 4:42 a.m ue to blunt force trauma to the head.
I found out this morning at work, and I had to take an hour walk in Downtown Pittsburgh because i went to tell my boss and I started crying in his office. I am tearing up now writing this because i played with the kid for 2 years. Granted, he was a running back, and I tried to hit him good anytime I could, because it was my job as a defensive end, but he was my brother, as all you know who play on sports teams. Tim was an awesome man. Yea, we were two years apart, but football tams are a brotherhood. He ran so damn hard man. He was undersized, but that did not scare him. He would put his helmet down and run you the hell over, and then switch it up and burn you outside. I love him man, and to think that he was lying there, in a parking lot after some thugs beat his to death is something I can;t cope with right now. It is disgusting.
He was a senior. His senior season was taken from him. His last game under the lights, his senior day, all taken from him. His diploma, his career, his day of recognition when he walks across the stage, all taken from him. Most of all, his life wa taken from him.
For those of you who pray, please keep Tim McNerney and his family in your prayers. Cherish what you have now. For those that do not pray, please just think about him, even for just one second.
RIP #5, I love you buddy. Washington and Jefferson Presidents for life! You are what everyone should strive to be.
again, sorry, but I needed to unload some thoughts and talk about it. Love those in your life man. RIP #5!