Tampa Bay defensive tackle Brian Price, a former UCLA standout, is once again dealing with heartbreak.
His older sister, Bridget, 30, died last week as a result of a car accident in Inglewood. So devastated was Price that he had to be hospitalized in Tampa from Monday through late Thursday after reporting to Buccaneers mini-camp.
"He physically broke down," said his agent, Chuck Price, who is not related to Brian. "He had a high fever, was dehydrated, and couldn't hold anything down. That stress just plays a wicked role."
Price plans to adopt his sister's sons, ages 7 and 9, and had taken them to their first Dodgers game the night before his sister was killed.