While Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch stayed mostly silent during media day, the story of his back-up is receiving national attention. Bob Brookover of Philly.com wrote that former Utah State running back Robert Turbin has a tale worth telling.
Brookover outlined the hardships that Turbin and his family has endured over his life. Turbin lost one sister to multiple sclerosis and helped care for his other sister who suffers from severe cerebral palsy.2 comments on this story
"I'd just do the normal stuff," he told Brookover. "The kind of stuff you'd do with a newborn baby like feed them and change their diaper. All that regular stuff."
But that wasn't all. Turbin also lost his brother Lonnie in February 2012. He was shot and killed in Oakland, Calif.
"I know that everybody has gone through something," Turbin told Brookover. "Some situation in life has helped them persevere and they want to get to a certain point more for somebody else than themselves. So I'm just grateful to be here along with some of these other guys."