Sad news out of Chicago yesterday as Earl Hughes, the older brother of freshman running Robert Hughes, was killed early Tuesday.
Earl Hughes was a role model for his younger brother, Robert. They last saw each other Sunday when Robert came home to visit.According to Charlie, Robert has been excused from the team for as long as he needs. Please join BGS and keep the Hughes family in your prayers at this difficult time.
"Robert wanted to be like his brother," said Jones, who was a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1984-85 season.
"His brother was big in sports and probably had more natural talent than Robert, but did not take advantage of his opportunities," Jones said. "His brother worked out with Robert and pushed him. He did not want Robert to make the mistakes he did. He wanted Robert to make the big time."
Still, Earl Hughes was a proud big brother who attended all of Notre Dame's home games.