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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