Aaron Murray’s thoughts focused on his father as Dogs put South Carolina behind them
ATHENS – When Aaron Murray tweeted Sunday, “probably the worse 12 hours of my life,” he wasn’t just talking about Saturday night’s 35-7 loss to South Carolina.
Murray found out that his father, Dennis Murray, had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “Papa Murray,” as Aaron referred to him in another tweet, is undergoing surgery today.
The distressing medical news followed a depressing night for Murray and his roommate, linebacker Christian Robinson. As revealed in a tweet from Robinson, they returned from the team’s trip to Columbia to find their rented home in Athens egged and rolled with toilet paper. “Seems that people turn on you when you’re not perfect. Thought we were in this together,” Robinson wrote.
Word is good samaritans later cleaned up the mess.
So there’s a lot more on Murray’s mind today than the Bulldogs’ poor showing in Columbia.