Antoine Winfield Played In Vikings Game Days After Brother's Murder

Antoine Winfield recorded four tackles from his cornerback position during Sunday afternoon's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he did so with a heavy heart. The Vikings veteran missed practice earlier in the week after his brother was murdered, but returned in time to help Minnesota to a season-opening overtime win.

Winfield was listed on Thursday's injury report for "non-injury reasons" and, according to Scout (via Daily Norseman), those reasons had to do with the death of his brother.

Last Wednesday, Antoine Winfield's brother was shot in Akron, Ohio, according to two team sources. The only murder in Akron that night was Anthony Travis, 30, who was shot by an unknown person while standing outside a vehicle, according to police reports. He was hit with multiple gunshots and was pronounced dead at 12:29 a.m. Nobody has been arrested and Akron police are investigating the homicide.

Hopefully the murderer is apprehended soon. For now, our condolences go out to the family.

For more on the Vikings, head over to the Daily Norseman or stick with SB Nation Minnesota. For more news, notes and analysis from around the NFL, check out SB Nation's NFL news hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.