NFL player Deshazor Everett after girlfriend's death: 'Why am I left to deal with the pain?'

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Washington Football Team defensive back Deshazor Everett was signed by the franchise in 2015.
Washington Football Team defensive back Deshazor Everett was signed by the franchise in 2015.

Deshazor Everett, a safety for the Washington Football Team, is recovering from injuries sustained in a Dec. 23 car crash that claimed the life of his girlfriend.

On Monday, the former DeRidder (Louisiana) High School standout in Beauregard Parish, wrote on Twitter, "Why Am I left to deal with the pain? She always made me better; Now I’m alone."

Oliva Peters of Las Vegas was a passenger in the vehicle Everett was driving when it slammed into several trees and rolled over near Aldie, Virginia, around 9:15 p.m., according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Peters was taken to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries. She was 29.

Texas A&M defensive back Deshazor Everett (29) returns a blocked field goal for a touchdown during the NCAA football game between Auburn and Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala.
Texas A&M defensive back Deshazor Everett (29) returns a blocked field goal for a touchdown during the NCAA football game between Auburn and Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala.

Everett's injuries were "serious but non-life-threatening," according to the sheriff's office. He was placed on the team's reserve/non-football injury list.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

On Jan. 6, in his first public comments, Everett wrote "Thank you for all your prayers, continue to pray for Olivia's family and me. Thank you all."

Everett, 29, was a safety at Texas A&M. He was an undrafted free agent in 2015 and signed with Tampa Bay but was waived before the start of the preseason. Three days later he signed with Washington.

Everett a special teams captain in 2018, has two career interceptions. He has played in 14 games this year, making five solo tackles and assisting on five others.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: Deshazor Everett after girlfriend's death: Why am I left to deal with the pain?

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