UAB running back declared brain dead after shooting

Courtesy MGN/Zuma Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are searching for clues after a Saturday night shooting on Interstate 95 in South Florida that left University of Alabama Birmingham running back Gregory Bryant brain dead and injured a passenger in his car.

Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino said in a statement that 21-year-old Bryant was taken to the hospital in critical condition and declared brain dead on Sunday afternoon. Detectives are looking for witnesses to the shooting that happened about 4:45 a.m. Saturday near West Palm Beach.

Bryant started his career at Notre Dame but was declared academically ineligible. He spent last season attending ASA College in Miami, where he played in just one game. He transferred to UAB earlier this year, and was the biggest name in UAB’s first recruiting class since the school restarted its football program.

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