Jags WR Walker loses father on day of friend's funeral

Updated: December 8, 2008, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Receiver Mike Walker will have to bury his best friend and his father in a span of days.

Walker did not travel to Chicago to attend the Saturday funeral of his best friend, Winfred L. Ezell, who was fatally stabbed Nov. 27 in an Orlando nightclub. Walker's father, Michael Sims, died the same day as the funeral.

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio delivered the news Monday when asked why Walker didn't make the trip. Del Rio said he expected Walker to be back at practice ...

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