BALTIMORE - .Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith is mourning the loss of his younger brother Tevin Jones, who died in a motorcycle crash in Virginia early Sunday morning.
The Baltimore Ravens said in a release that Smith left the team hotel shortly after 1:00 a.m. to be with his family.
Smith tweeted about his younger brother saying, “ I can’t say a bad thing about him…proud to have him as a brother...RIP Tevin.”
Virginia State Police said Jones, 19, of Fredericksburg, Va. died around midnight after his 2006 Yahama YZF-R1 motorcycle ran off the road and hit a telephone pole in Westmoreland County, Va. Police said Jones was wearing a helmet and that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Head coach John Harbaugh met with Torrey before he left the hotel and issued this statement:
"This is devastatingly sad, sad news. Torrey and his family are a close, special family, and our hearts and thoughts reach out to all of them. Our hearts ache today. We pray for Tevin, his mother, Torrey and the rest of the family. God bless Tevin."
Harbaugh also said he does not know if Smith will play against the New England Patriots tonight. "Torrey's priority is his family. We understand that completely."
The Ravens played the New England Patriots Sunday at 8:20.
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