Baltimore — After the Baltimore Ravens won their 30-7 playoff against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo., the team presented free safety Ed Reed with the game ball after their decisive victory.
Reed has been in a family ordeal since Friday morning after his younger brother, 28-year-old Brian, allegedly jumped into the Mississippi River as he was trying to escape from police officers who stopped what they suspected was a stolen car, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Brian Reed remains missing, though his shoes and jacket were recovered.
Ed Reed decided to attend the game despite the family tragedy because his family wanted him to play, he said.
“My family kept me focused. My older brother called me and told me, ‘Do what you do. You handle your business, we’ll take care of everything over here,’” Ed Reed told The Associated Press.