In a heart-wrenching turn of events, the father of NFL standout Caleb Farley lost his life in a massive explosion that rocked the player’s residence in North Carolina on Tuesday morning, officials have confirmed.
The multimillion-dollar home, nestled by the lakeside in the Charlotte suburb of Mooresville, was obliterated in the explosion, leaving responders to sift through the debris in search of Robert Farley, 61. Despite their efforts, the father’s body was discovered amidst the wreckage.
Remarkably, Caleb Farley, who is a cornerback for the Tennessee Titans, was not present at home when the explosion occurred.
Instead, he was spotted at the scene later, collaborating with authorities to piece together the aftermath.
The investigation is centered around the property’s natural gas lines, with no indications of foul play. The 6,300 square-foot home was completely razed, leaving only a partial wall standing. Vehicles parked outside the residence also suffered damage beyond repair.
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One of Caleb’s friends, Christian Rogers, 25, who was present at the house during the explosion, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.
Neighbors reported smelling gas and hearing the explosion, recounting the moment with shock. Community support has poured in for Caleb Farley, who already faced adversity when he lost his mother to breast cancer in 2018.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel gathered the team members for a prayer session after practice, emphasizing the importance of emotional support for Caleb during this trying time.
For Caleb Farley, who emerged as a prominent talent from nearby Maiden, North Carolina, his journey to professional American football started at Virginia Tech. Selected as the 22nd overall pick in the 2021 draft, he has shown resilience in the face of life’s hardships.Email your news TIPS to Editor@kahawatungu.com or WhatsApp +254707482874