A manhunt was underway in Tennessee on Saturday after the youthful brother of San Francisco 49ers back-up quarterback C.J. Beathard and one other sufferer had been every fatally stabbed throughout an early-morning battle exterior a Nashville bar, authorities mentioned.
Clayton Beathard, who performed soccer at Lengthy Island College in New York Metropolis, was 22 years previous. He and the opposite sufferer, recognized as Paul Trapeni III, 21, had been every taken to Vanderbilt College Medical Middle, the place they had been pronounced useless, Nashville police introduced in a statement.
C.J. Beathard, 26, instantly left the crew and returned to the Nashville space to assist his household, lacking Saturday evening’s sport towards the Los Angeles Rams, the 49ers introduced.
“The 49ers household was shocked and deeply saddened to be taught of the tragedy involving C.J. Beathard’s youthful brother, Clayton,” the crew mentioned in a press release. “We lengthen our heartfelt sympathies to C.J. and the complete Beathard household as they deal with the unthinkable lack of a beloved one. C.J. has traveled dwelling to hitch his household figuring out he has the assist of our total group as they grieve the passing of Clayton.”
The Beathard brothers are grandsons of Corridor of Fame soccer government Bobby Beathard, and sons of nation music songwriter Casey Beathard and Susan Beathard. As well as, their brother Tucker Beathard is a rustic music singer.
The stabbings “seem to have resulted from an argument over a girl that started inside Dogwood Bar after which turned bodily when the events went exterior,” in line with Nashvile police.
Police launched a photograph of the suspect who they mentioned was being searched for questioning.
The Beathard household launched a statement Saturday to The Tennessean newspaper of Nashville.
“It’s instances like this I want had Instagram and social media as a result of the love and prayers have been so overwhelming. We can not probably thanks on the price they arrive in texts and telephone calls,” the assertion learn. “Clay was an incredible, huge and soft-hearted human being with an simple love for the Lord. He had his household’s, associates’ and teammates’ backs even to a fault. I want he would have been extra inclined to take the excessive street however he hated ‘improper.’
The assertion added: “Sure, he was cussed generally however principally as a result of his beliefs had been robust. He lived a full life aside from the possibility at being the unimaginable father I knew he would have been. He beloved youngsters, underdogs and the much less lucky. His little sister was his world and his love and delight for his older brothers was off the charts. He might be missed. That’s an understatement. No person’s gentle shined like his when he smiled.”
The information hit the 49ers arduous Saturday morning, forward of the sport towards the Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. Head coach Kyle Shanahan reportedly rushed into C.J.’s room hoping to offer some consolation when listening to of the tragic information. He described his quarterback as “distraught” after discovering out his brother had died.
“There’s not a lot you possibly can say,” Shanahan mentioned, in line with ESPN. “You simply attempt to maintain an individual and be there for him. We tried to determine it out, what we might do and the quickest option to get him to his household. However that was most likely my first time in a state of affairs like that, however I feel it is precisely what anyone would anticipate. There’s nothing to say, and it is as tragic and as unhappy of a factor that may occur.”
Through the 49ers’ postgame locker room speech, Shanahan remembered one factor C.J. instructed him. “The very last thing he mentioned to me once I walked out the door, he stopped me and he mentioned, ‘Make sure that these guys go win this sport.'”
The crew did simply that. They received 34-31 in exhilarating trend.
49ers tight finish George Kittle — who performed with Beathard in school at Iowa — described it as “undoubtedly the hardest sport of my profession.”
“Immediately was completely horrible, for me the complete day. It sucked throughout. Total it was simply sort of a brutal day. We bought that one for C.J. and I am so completely satisfied we had been capable of do it,” he mentioned, in line with the outlet.
49ers cornerback Richard Sherman mentioned the complete crew was feeling C.J’s ache.
“We really feel for him,” Sherman mentioned, in line with ESPN. “We’re damage. You wish to do the whole lot you possibly can to offer one thing optimistic. It is a horrible time and you’ll’t think about what he is going via. I can not even fathom and even attempt to even get there in my thoughts however you damage for him as a result of you understand that it’s ache. You recognize it is loss.”