Some more sad news to report.

Former Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman’s uncle, Sherman Pittman, has died from COVID-19 at age 61.

ESPN’s Jenna Laine shared the tragic news on social media Saturday afternoon on behalf of the Pittman family.

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Sherman Pittman had been in the hospital for three weeks before he died, and Laine previously reported that he was in a coma and in critical condition after contracting the virus. The former NFL player asked her to post the initial news about his uncle “to increase awareness about the dangers of coronavirus.”

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