Ex-NFL player Phillip Adams' father on South Carolina shooting: 'I think the football messed him up'

Adams played in the NFL from 2010 至 2015 and suffered multiple injuries, including concussions and a broken ankle. Alonzo Adams, the ex-cornerback’s dad, 告诉 WCNC-TV his son had recently moved to Rock Hill.

I can say he’s a good kid,” Alonzo Adams said. “I think the football messed him up.

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A source identified the suspect as Phillip Adams on Thursday. Adams’ parents lived near Rock Hill and the football player had been treated by the doctor at one point, the person told The Associated Press.

I don’t think he ever did anybody any harm. All I can say is we pray for the family,” Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. “He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We’re gonna keep them in our prayers.

Alonzo Adams told the station that police investigators came to his home Wednesday night, and that his son killed himself inside the home.

NFL PRO PHILLIP ADAMS IS SOUTH CAROLINA SHOOTING SUSPECT WHO KILLED 5, THEN HIMSELF: 报告

Adams, 32, last played in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons 在 2015. He was a seventh-round pick of the 旧金山49人队 在 2010. He then played for the 新英格兰爱国者, 西雅图海鹰队, Oakland Raiders纽约喷气机.

The shooting victims were identified as Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70; 他的老婆, Barbara Lesslie, 69; their two grandchildren, and James Lewis, 39, who was working at the home when he was struck by gunfire, 警长办公室说. Lewis was found dead outside the home.

The grandchildren were ages 5 和 9, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.

Rock Hill is located 25 miles from Charlotte, 北卡罗来纳.

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