It’s a very, very sad situation when a prized athlete watches his life and goals diminish because of death. We’ve seen a handful of players get killed because of pure jealously and stupidity. It’s hard to imagine what their families go through on a regular basis, knowing that they’ll never get to see their son, brother, uncle, father, or anything ever again. We only hope that they are living life the way these men would want them to: in peace.
Check out the 9 Brutal Murders of Star Athletes That Left Us Devastated on the Following Pages.
Today would’ve marked storied basketball player Benjamin “benji” Wilson 49th birthday Ben was shot at the age of 18 pic.twitter.com/8sWvbUzMRN
— Jackson T McKinley (@jacksonmac22) March 19, 2016
If you remember the classic ESPN 30 for 30 series, then you’ll remember Ben Wilson’s story Benji. The 17-year-old was a basketball phenom on the brink of NBA greatness. Sadly, he was murdered while we he was walking his girlfriend home.
This soccer star cost his country of Columbia a game when he inadvertently scored a goal for the U.S. in their loss. After the match, Escobar headed to a bar called “El Indio,” where he was approached by three men. They shot him and yelled “Goal” each time they fired. Escobar died on his way to the hospital.