29 November 2006

RIP, father of The Bus

Just saw over at ESPN.com that retired Steelers RB Jerome Bettis' father Johnnie died today of a heart attack. Very sad news. Both he and his wife Gladys attended every single one of Jerome's football games since Jerome was in high school. What great parents.

My condolences to The Bus and his family.

A testament to the elder Bettis' character can be found in his final act, described by a Detroit Policeman:

"He apparently felt it coming on," Fuhs said. "He was able to pull his vehicle off to the side of the road and stop it, which probably saved injury if not another person's death. That's a very busy two-lane


brando said...

Pulling off the road was pretty heads-up.