Hughes on leave after daughter's death


INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts second-year defensive lineman Montori Hughes is on a leave of absence from the team because of the recent death of his 3-month-old daughter, coach Chuck Pagano said.

Pagano said Maveah Alice Hughes, the daughter of Hughes and his girlfriend, Leigh Burton, died last week.

“I can't imagine,” Pagano said. “No parent should have to bury a child. We all go through circumstances. This is an extremely, extremely difficult time for Montori and his family. But we've got his back and we'll get through this thing as a family like we get through anything."

Hughes had been working as Josh Chapman’s backup at defensive tackle.