Florida football player headed to California on scholarship killed … – Merced Sun-Star
Brian Brown was just a few weeks away from leaving Florida to come out to Merced College to play football. Brown was shot and killed last week while trying to sell his Playstation console to a buyer from Craigslist in North Miami Beach.
Brown was 19 years old.
“It’s just one of those situations where he was a good kid,” Merced College coach Bob Casey said. “I talked to him on the phone. I talked to his dad and his high school coach. He was a well-liked kid. He was looking for an opportunity to go to a four-year school. He definitely was going to have an opportunity to play right away for us.”
Brian Brown, a grad of North Miami Beach HS who was set to play CFB in Ca., killed in Craigslist sale gone wrong. Prayers are w/ his family. pic.twitter.com/gbK4pXTfpy
— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) June 17, 2017
The incident happened on Wednesday, June 14. Brown was looking to sell his Playstation and games to get some extra money before heading out to California. He was scheduled to leave for Merced on July 1 according to his father.
“Happy, always smiling, a friend to everyone. Everyone who knew him – I can say at least 200 to 300 people have come here to hug me and told me what a great kid he was and how much love he just had for everyone,” his father Craig Brown told Local10.com. in South Florida. “(He) wouldn’t hurt a fly, wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
Craig Brown told the station that the Craigslist buyer apparently tried to rob his son before shooting him.
At 6-foot-3, and 265 pounds, Brown had the size and speed to compete for a starting job according to Casey. Brown, who recently graduated from North Miami Beach