Former UW tailback James White learns his father had died in an automobile accident and his mother is in critical condition

MADISON – Tragedy struck the family of former Wisconsin running back James White on Sunday.



a football player holding a bat on a field: New England Patriots running back James White, a former Wisconsin Badger, runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. White learned his parents were in a traffic accident Sunday.


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New England Patriots running back James White, a former Wisconsin Badger, runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. White learned his parents were in a traffic accident Sunday.

According to multiple reports, White’s parents were involved in an automobile accident in Cooper City, Florida, a few miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale.

His father, Tyrone, was killed. His mother, Lisa, was in critical condition.

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White, a Fort Lauderdale native, is in his seventh season with the New England Patriots. He was held out of the Patriots’ road game Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

Tyrone White, 59, was a captain with the Miami-Dade Police Department.

According to reports: Patriots owner Robert Kraft, after

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Mark Daniels, Providence Journal
Published 2:01 a.m. ET Sept. 21, 2020 | Updated 2:02 a.m. ET Sept. 21, 2020

The New England Patriots played with heavy hearts in Seattle.

On Sunday evening, the Miami-Dade Police Department announced that Tyrone White, the father of Patriots running back James White, was killed in a car crash on Sunday afternoon in Cooper City, Florida. His wife and James White’s mother, Lisa White, was also in the crash and later airlifted to a hospital.

The Patriots running back was inactive for the Patriots’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and it was clear he was on the mind of all his teammates.

“It’s hard to really put into words,” special teams standout Matthew Slater said. “We all have mothers and fathers. To lose a mother or father is never easy. For a tragedy like that to hit the way it did, it hit us all

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Ex-Badgers tailback James White loses father in accident; mother hurt

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MADISON – Tragedy struck the family of former Wisconsin running back James White on Sunday.

According to multiple reports, White’s parents were involved in an automobile accident. His father, Tyrone, was killed. His mother, Lisa, was in critical condition.

White, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is in his seventh season with the

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