Kansas City, Mo.-Kansas City Chiefs corner defender L’Jarius Sneed remained with his family in northern Louisiana on Sunday, two days after his eldest brother was stabbed to death by a woman in a brawl over a large kitchen knife.
T’Qarontarion “TQ” Harrison, who mostly raised Snied as a child, was stabbed in Minden, where police chief Steve Kropper said 32-year-old Harrison “died of a single stab wound to the back. Lung.”
Angela Washington, 47, has been charged with second-degree murder. Although a kitchen knife was found at the scene, officials did not say why. It is unknown whether he has a lawyer who can comment on his behalf.
“It’s such a tragic situation,” Chiefs defender Patrick Mahomes said after 48-9 games against the Raiders, “and as a brotherhood and an organization, we support our brothers. I think our guys have worked hard for them today. .We have won. I just pray for him and his family because it is a very difficult job.
Harrison tried to take himself to a local hospital, but his car crashed into the building, Kropper said. Eventually, Harrison was taken to another medical center, where he died after an emergency operation.
“L’Jarius, our heart is with him,” head coach Andy Reid said. “He’s a great kid, a great player. It’s a tough deal. Our organization became more active and brought everyone to where they needed to go through the grief process.
In a story published last month, Sneed told the Kansas City Star that he trusted Harrison for raising him when his parents were in custody. At the age of 9, Harrison changed his diapers, ironed his clothes, and took his brother to school, helping Snid’s mother keep her on the right track until she was released from prison.
In an interview with the newspaper, Harrison called Snid, 24, “my little friend,” and he described their relationship as “closer than most of the brothers because of what we’ve experienced in our lives.”
Eventually, Sneed won the Louisiana Tech Scholarship, where he moved back from a wide receiver defensively and began to develop. He was the second team from all U.S. conferences, then surprised the scouts enough during his NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after his big season, and Kansas City selected him in the fourth round of the 2020 draft.
Sneed caught a pass in the first game of his career, only to break his collarbone in Week 3 against Baltimore. He came back to finish last season and Kansas City won the AFC Championship for the second time and another Super Cup.
He became one of their best defensive players in 2021, hitting more shots than anyone else ahead of Sunday’s game.
“Most of us can be associated with the loss of lives,” said security chief Tyrann Mathieu. “We wanted to play well for him and his family today. I thought we did. We started the game with a bit of L’Jarius power and we continued to do that. “
By Dave Skretta