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Published: Monday, 9/24/2012

Smith suits up after brother's death

ASSOCIATED PRESS

BALTIMORE -- Wide receiver Torrey Smith rejoined the Ravens on Sunday night, less than 24 hours after his younger brother was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Tevin Chris Jones, 19, died late Saturday night in Westmoreland County in northeast Virginia. He was riding his motorcycle on Route 672 when he ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to Virginia State Police.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was wearing a helmet, and alcohol was not a factor.

Smith was notified at the team hotel in Baltimore shortly after 1 a.m. and immediately left to be with his family.

He returned to the Ravens late Sunday afternoon, participated in warm-up drills and started against the New England Patriots.

Before the game, a moment of silence was observed for Jones, whose picture was placed on the replay screens at the stadium.

The Ravens also asked the fans to observe a moment of silence for former NFL Films president Steve Sabol.

Early Sunday, Smith posted on his Twitter account: "I can't believe my little brother is gone...be thankful for your loved ones and tell them you love them...this is the hardest thing ever."

Smith was Baltimore second-round pick in the 2011 draft. In his rookie season, he had 50 catches for 841 yards and seven touchdowns.



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