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Tom Brady Shares a Touching Message for Former Teammate Shaquil Barrett Who Tragically Lost His Daughter

This is one of those stories we desperately wish didn’t exist. If only we could rewind time a little bit, Shaquil Barrett could be hugging his 2-year-old daughter right now. The linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tragically lost his daughter Arrayah on Sunday after she drowned in the family’s pool.

According to a statement from the Tampa Police Department obtained by PEOPLE, authorities received a call around 9:30 a.m. that a child had fallen into a pool. Authorities said Arrayah was then brought to the hospital where professionals were unable to revive her.

“[The drowning] is not believed to be suspicious in nature at this time, but a purely accidental and tragic incident,” stated a report from the police, which The Associated Press obtained later that day.

Barrett’s NFL team released a statement on social media on Sunday saying the “tragic news is heartbreaking for all members of the Buccaneers family.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Shaq, Jordanna and the entire Barrett family during this unimaginably difficult time,” the team said. “While no words can provide true comfort at a time such as this, we offer our support and love as they begin to process this very profound loss of their beloved Arrayah.”

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