This is some horrible news right here. University of Cincinnati running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday afternoon.
The freshman had tweeted out his desire to ride this specific type of motorcycile (R1 Raven) on Wednesday.
Rode an R1 Raven today. #INeed
— Chamoda Palmore (@B_2_raw) September 25, 2014
It appears that he was killed driving this vehicle after a another vehicle turned across a couple lanes of traffic, striking and killing Kennedy-Palmore.
The 19-year-old running back had made the Cincinnati football team as a freshman walk-on this season.
Cincinnati’s football program issued a statement after the death was confirmed (via NFL.com).
Our football program and University has suffered another great tragedy,” Tuberville’s statement read. “I’m a father first and a coach second and it’s always hard to put your thoughts into words during times like these. Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
It’s yet another tragic accident involving a student-athlete around the college football world.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kennedy-Palmore’s family and the entire Cincinnati Bearcat football program.