Running back carries heavy burden

Freeman knows cousin killed in shooting would want him to push through

Updated: October 4, 2012, 11:55 AM ET
By David M. Hale | NoleNation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The call came in the early hours after Florida State's thumping of Wake Forest. Devonta Freeman was sound asleep, and at first he thought the whole thing was a dream.

Freeman's sister was on the phone. She was yelling hysterically. She screamed something about his brother, but Freeman was groggy and confused.

The commotion jarred him into coherence, but the words still made no sense. His brother had been in an argument. He'd been shot. The details were sketchy. ...

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