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Three-month-old son of Bucs' Bryant passes away

Updated: September 25, 2008, 12:49 AM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The 3-month-old son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant died Wednesday morning, coach Jon Gruden said.

Matthew Tryson Bryant apparently died in his sleep, Gruden said. The coach did not have further details. Matthew was born June 16.

"We're shocked and very saddened by this," Gruden said. "It's just a horrible tragedy, and I can't explain it."

Bryant issued a statement later on Wednesday.

"Melissa and I are overcome with the amount of support we have ...

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