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Report: Chargers intern in critical condition after hit-and-run

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Aaron Doster, USA Today Sports

San Diego Chargers intern, J’Ron Erby, was struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday morning and is in critical condition with “severe brain damage,” per Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Chargers are asking the public for help in finding the driver responsible for putting Erby in this condition.

“We’re asking for everyone to keep him and his family in their prayers right now,” said Bill Johnston, Chargers director of public relations. “He hasn’t been with the team very long, but he’s made a lot of good friends here. A lot of people are praying for him.”

Another person was also struck in the incident, but thankfully the other man escaped with only a laceration to the head.

Erby interned for the Chargers this past month and was slated to be a season-long intern for the team’s public relations department, per the report. He also interned for the Washington Redskins for six months before landing the gig with San Diego.

Before that, Erby was a defensive back for the Wayne State Wildcats, where he played four years, earning All-NSIC South Division Second Team Defense honors in 2014 as a senior.