Tragedy has struck home. Tennessee Titans‘ star cornerback Caleb Farley has been dealt a devastating blow as his father died in a destructive explosion at their North Carolina residence. The explosion, believed to be caused by a gas leak, shattered the quiet night, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
The young athlete was notably absent from Tuesday’s practice, as he stood with his family amidst the wreckage of his $2 million home in Mooresville, North Carolina.
While the explosion claimed the life of 61-year-old Robert Farley -father of Titans’ Caleb Farley- Caleb himself escaped the tragedy by mere circumstance. Reports confirm that he was not present in the house at the time of the blast, which occurred around midnight on Monday. Despite this providence, another individual did suffer injuries in the incident; thankfully, they were not believed to be life-threatening.
A Brotherhood Stands Strong
Titans’ head coach, Mike Vrabel, along with a wave of teammates, rushed to express their deepest condolences and unwavering support for Farley and his family, as true-blue NFL league leaders should.
Derrick Henry, the Titans’ formidable running back, spoke about the shared sentiment among the team, although the tragedy of the situation left Henry searching for words to encapsulate their despair over the untimely death of the father of Titans’ Caleb Farley.
Yet Another Shattering Moment
Caleb Farley’s life has been marked by profound loss. Losing both of his parents at a very young age — his mother Robin passed away due to breast cancer in 2018 — touches a very deep strain in Caleb’s heart; still, the team has steadfastly made sure that Farley knows he can count on them.
The Titans are definitely bound by more than just their team colors.