The National Football League has had a roller coaster of a season. COVID-19 is threatening the league’s ability to carry on as scheduled. Off-field distractions have ranged from Aaron Rodgers lying about his vaccine status to a terrible DUI involving an active player that resulted in a young woman’s death.

The league is no stranger to controversy. Recent incidents of terrible on-field injuries have re-opened the discussion about head trauma and its long-term effects. The unfortunate intersection of real-world tragedy and the NFL has once again reared its head.

TMZ reports that Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett has been involved in a fatal car accident. Deshazor lost control of his car when it struck a tree. His passenger, 29-year-old Olivia Peters, was pronounced dead at a local hospital in the aftermath of the wreck.

Everett was transported to a local hospital. He was still there as of Friday, December 24th. He is reported to have serious injuries. They are not believed to be life-threatening.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 PM in Loudoun County, Virginia. Everett’s 2010 Nissan GT-R struck several trees before rolling over. The accident is currently under investigation.

The cause of the crash is unknown. It is yet another tragedy in an NFL season already filled with them. The police investigation will reveal the true nature of the wreck. For the family of Olivia Peters, answers will soon be forthcoming.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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