There is very saddening news coming out of Clifton; earlier today Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, a walk-on running back for the Cincinnati Bearcats football team, was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Chamoda was only 19-yeas-old, the accident took place on Vine Street, near the UC campus. It is said that he was on his motorcycle when he collided with the side of a car while attempting to turn across two lanes of traffic.
This is a very tragic loss that make’s Saturday’s game against The Ohio State Buckeyes seem almost pointless. It will be a challenge for the players to keep their focus on the game when something so tragic is taking place. However, Tommy Tuberville and the Bearcats would like nothing more than to pull the upset over Ohio State and win a game for their late teammate.
“Our football program and University has suffered another great tragedy,” head coach Tommy Tuberville said in a statement released by UC. “I’m a father first and a coach second and it’s always hard to put your thoughts into words during times like these. Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Kennedy-Palmore was a 2013 graduate of Lakota East High School. This is the the second UC football player that has been killed in a traffic accident in the last year. In 2013 Ben Flick was killed on his was back from the team’s trip back from Oxford.