[Kansas City.com] Quarterback Trent Green was absent from Chiefs practice Friday because of what coach Dick Vermeil called “a family situation.”
Two team sources indicated that Green’s absence was due to the death of his father, Jim, who was 58.
Vermeil declined to answer further questions about the situation other than to say that Green would be with the team today when it travels to San Diego for Sunday’s game against the Chargers and that he would be the starting quarterback.
Green asked that nobody make a public comment about his father’s death until after Sunday’s game, the sources indicated. Vermeil apparently made no mention of the death of Green’s father in Friday’s pre-practice meeting because many of Green’s teammates were not yet aware of the situation.
Green’s agent, Jim Steiner, said he would not comment until after Green had spoken publicly on the matter.