I'm still shocked and numb knowing that Andre Waters is no longer with us. He was one of the guys who helped guide me at the start of his career and he was always someone I regarded as a friend even when we weren't on the same team. I know I wouldn't have been half the player or man that I am today if not for Andre being on my team. He was a great player and a good man.
It hurts me to know that Andre was in such a deep depression and in so much pain emotionally that he felt that taking his own life was an option. He had so much to live for and I wish he knew there were other options. I'll miss Andre's friendship on and off the field.
-- Eric Allen