Death in the family

The Boston Bandits play on in memory of slain teammate Odin Lloyd

Originally Published: July 3, 2013
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

A FEW HOURS after they buried Odin Lloyd, the first Boston Bandits pulled into the stadium parking lot at Bridgewater State University. They had worn their jerseys to the funeral; now they began tugging them over their pads. Three of Lloyd's teammates -- Marcus Smith (above, No. 8), Daryl Sweet and Darryl Hodge -- had served as pallbearers, struggling to carry the heavy casket. "It's been a very long day," Sweet said. Now he was a receiver, not a mourner, and he had a game to ...

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