Tennessee cornerback Caleb Farley's father died in an explosion at the athlete's North Carolina home.
Farley was not at the house at the time, according to ESPN.
Farley had purchased the home for his father in 2022, CBS News reported.
The father of Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley was killed in an explosion at the athlete's North Carolina house.
According to ESPN, Farley's home in Mooresville, North Carolina, exploded last night while Robert Farley, his father, was inside. First responders arrived after a call around midnight, and found another person injured, leaving the collapsing home.
His father, who was 61 years-old, was found in the debris by first responders, ESPN reported. The other man was identified as family friend Christian Rogers, and was taken to a hospital for his injuries.
Farley was not at the home when the explosion occurred, according to ESPN. Investigators are looking into whether a natural gas leak caused the explosion, CBS News reported.
"What's most important is that we do everything we can to support him emotionally," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said on Tuesday, per ESPN. "It's shocking. We've got to focus on Caleb and his family, and how we can support him."
The Tennessee Titans did not immediately return Insider's request for information.
The home is worth $2 million and is registered under Caleb Farley's name, according to North Carolina property records. His home in Mooresville was purchased in 2022 for his father to use, CBS reported.
The tragic explosion comes after Farley's mother died due to breast cancer in 2018, per the Tennessee Titans. Farley was drafted to the NFL in 2021, and said that his mother was his "biggest fan," according to CBS.
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