Chargers CB Casey Hayward leaves team after brother's death in Macon

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward has left the team to be with his family after his brother's death in a car accident.

Coach Anthony Lynn says he doesn't know whether Hayward will return for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Jecaives Hayward, 27, died after being ejected from a vehicle and struck by cars on I-75 south near Sardis Church Road.

The Fort Valley man was a passenger in a 2011 Toyota Camry that struck a tractor trailer in the emergency lane on the highway, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Casey Hayward, a standout during his days at Perry High School, is a key defensive player for the Chargers (5-6), who are on a roll after a 0-4 start. He has started all 11 games and made four interceptions and 30 tackles.

Hayward joined the Chargers in 2016 after four seasons with Green Bay.

© 2018 Associated Press


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