*Ed Reed’s Baltimore Ravens teammates awarded him the game ball after their playoff win Sunday, then Baltimore’s Pro Bowl safety boarded a private jet to return home to his family.
Reed said the gesture was one of many examples of the support the franchise has given him since his younger brother was reported missing in Louisiana two days ago.
Reed, who had four tackles in Baltimore’s 30-7 AFC wild card win over Kansas City, said family members and teammates helped him keep his mind on his job as questions remain about his brother, 29-year-old Brian Reed.
“My older brother called me and told me, ‘Do what you do. You handle your business; we’ll take care of everything over here,'” Reed said.
Brian Reed has been missing since Friday, when he apparently jumped into the Mississippi River after being confronted by a deputy sheriff in Louisiana in response to a report of a stolen car.