Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant and his wife, Melissa, lost their 3-month-old son Matthew Tryson Bryant on Wednesday. Matt’s coach, Jon Gruden, announced the news today.
“My understanding was the young man didn’t wake up this morning. It’s shocking.”
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter said the baby’s mother discovered the infant was not breathing as she made the rounds to wake up the other children — Daniel, Jacob, Joshua, Madison and Tre — for school. The death is not considered suspicious, Carter said.
The family also released a statement,
“Tryson enriched our lives for the short time that he was with us and we will never forget his smile. We know Tryson’s death has deeply touched the community and we appreciate the love and prayers from our Buccaneers fans.”
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Tryson’s name to March of Dimes, 405 N Reo St., Suite 105, Tampa, FL 33609. For more information, call (813) 287-2600.
You can see a picture of Matt, Melissa and Tryson here.
Source: Tampa Bay