Posted November 11, 2018 05:19:53 New England tight end Brandon Boldens said he has lost his “heart” after he was killed by a driver during a night of driving.
Bolden, 22, died Thursday night when a motorist struck him and the vehicle was later found abandoned in Northport, Mass.
He was from North Haven, Mass., according to a family member.
Bruno and his wife were at a local bar with their three children when they noticed that Bolden was not with them, Bruno said.
He told the couple that he was home and they had to drive to the hospital.
He said he did not know what happened.
The family said they did not want to speak about the incident publicly, but Bruno and his mother said he was not driving at the time of the crash.
“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Bruno said, adding that he feels for the Boldens and their children.
“We’re not going to talk about it, but we want to give him a proper funeral and just to be able to say his name,” he said.BOLDEN’S LIFE, HISTORYBrunos is a former All-Pro tight end for the New England Revolution who played his college ball at Florida State University.
He also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A native of South Bend, Ind., he played college football at Florida Atlantic University and earned a degree in business management.
He signed with the Patriots in 2016 and was the team’s first-round pick.BURLINGTON, S.C. (AP) New England’s tight end had his heart broken by a passing car during a drunken night of drinking on a South Carolina highway.
Brandon Bolden, a former tight end who was drafted No. 3 overall in the 2016 NFL draft, was killed Thursday night by a motorcyclist who was drunk and driving drunk, according to his family.
Bridens family said the driver was a college student and was intoxicated, so the crash was not accidental.
He had no alcohol-related record.
Brent Boldens, 22., died Thursday, Nov. 11, on Interstate 95 in the city of Northport after the accident, according a family spokesman.
The driver was identified as Michael G. Thomas, a 21-year-old student from North Miami Beach, according the North Miami Police Department.
He was arrested on suspicion of DUI manslaughter and was being held on $5,000 bond.
The incident remains under investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, which is investigating.