San Francisco 49ers Anquan Boldin has been playing with a heavy heart ever since hearing the passing of his cousin Corey Jones.
Jones, was awaiting for a tow truck on the side of a highway in Florida when he was shot three times by a plainclothes officer. Boldin still wants to know what his cousin did to deserve that.
“How do you go from waiting for help on the side of the road to dead?” Boldin asked Tuesday. “For me, that doesn’t add up.”“His granddad and my granddad are brothers,” Boldin said. “That’s a cousin I’ve known his entire life. … Every Sunday you find him in church playing the drums. I think if you talk to anybody, you understand that he was just a good kid all around, which only adds more to the frustration of, ‘How does this happen?’ ”
“I find it hard to grieve when you don’t know,” he said. “And at this point, that’s all my family’s asking for – the questions that have yet to be answered. That’s the least you can do.”