Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant is clinging to life in a South Florida hospital after being shot overnight. The former Irish running back, who transferred to UAB with hopes of restoring his football career, is reportedly in critical condition in a West Palm Beach hospital.
According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, Bryant was driving a car in the early-morning hours of Saturday when he and his passenger, 25-year-old Maurice Grover, were both shot on I-95. The freeway was shutdown while detectives investigated the scene, reopening the roads at 8 a.m.
While news broke mid-afternoon that Bryant has passed away—spurred on by a tweet from former running back coach Tony Alford—social media messages originating from the American Heritage football account, where Bryant starred as a five-star high school prospect, have him alive and still fighting.
No suspects have been apprehended in the shooting and details are still scarce.
Bryant spent two seasons with the Irish before departing amidst a suspension for violating team rules and academic difficulties. He spent portions of 2015 playing for a junior college program in Miami, before announcing his intention of heading to UAB, who’ll reboot its football program in 2017.