The Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals have both released statements in support of former NFL tight end Todd Heap on Friday following the death of his 3-year-old daughter in an accident in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home.
Heap’s daughter was struck and killed by a truck which the ex-tight end was moving. Police said impairment was not a factor in the accident.
“We cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorrow Todd and Ashley’s family feels right now,” said the Ravens, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “This is knee-buckling news and an overwhelmingly sad tragedy. Our prayers, our thoughts and our hearts are with the Heaps, who have contributed so much to the Ravens and Baltimore community.
“We believe their deep faith and tremendous support from friend and family will help them through this unimaginable time.”
“Our hearts go out to Todd, Ashley, and the Heap family,” said the Cardinals. “It is a grief that is beyond words, which no family should ever experience. Hopefully, the prayers, love and support of their incredible group of friends and family provide them comfort that along with their strong faith will lead them through this unspeakably difficult time.”
Heap spent the first 10 years of his career in Baltimore before ending his time in the NFL with a two-year stint in Arizona.
Players and coaches around the league also passed on their condolences to the Heap family on Twitter:
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