Gerald McCoy

Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy forgives the teenager accused of breaking into his house and assaulting his father

Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy forgives the teenager accused of breaking into his house and assaulting his father

Gerald McCoy has forgiven the 17-year-old boy who police say broke into his house and injured his father last week. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle also is asking for prayers on the young runaway’s behalf.

"I would just advise people to just pray for him,” McCoy said Thursday. “Just a kid who is lost and thinks that that's the way to make it, and it's not.”

A week earlier, McCoy was at team meetings in a Tampa hotel hours before the Buccaneers’ “Thursday Night Football” game against Atlanta when the boy entered his home...

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