Sometimes life is cruel, nasty and simply unfair. Unfortunately, Colts defensive tackle Montori Hughes is now discovering just how unfair it can be.
Hughes hasn’t been with the Colts since training camp, and yesterday Chuck Pagano released a statement to the media as to why Hughes has been absent:
“I’ve got some sad news to give ya. I want to tell you guys before you read about it on Twitter. Montori’s been away from practice — as you’ve probably noticed — for a week or so. Him and his girl, Leigh, lost their baby daughter — was three months old and suddenly passed last week. Her name is Maveah. I don’t know if you guys were at camp a week-and-a-half or two weeks ago, and he had little baby Maveah up there with him perfectly fine. She became ill and they lost their child. I can’t imagine. No parent should have to bury a child. We all go through circumstances. This is obviously an extremely, extremely difficult time for Montori and his family, but we’ve got his back and we’ll get through this thing as a family like we get through anything. I just ask you guys — like along with us — to keep Montori and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Hughes was drafted by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft and played in four games last season. Hughes is currently backing up Josh Chapman at nose tackle.
I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we wish Hughes nothing but the best and hope he can return to his football family soon.