49ers' Kyle Shanahan Gives Emotional Speech After CJ Beathard's Brother Killed

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistDecember 22, 2019

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan speaks at a news conference after the 49ers defeated the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan gave a moving speech following the stabbing death of quarterback CJ Beathard's brother this weekend. The speech took place in the team's locker room after the 49ers' 34-31 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.

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Clayton Beathard, 22, was killed outside of The Dogwood Bar and Grill in NashvilleTennessee, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.

From the report:

"According to the Nashville Police Department, Beathard and another man, identified as Paul Trapeni III, 21, were stabbed during an altercation that began around 2:50 a.m. CT Saturday outside of The Dogwood bar and grill.

"Both men were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after the stabbing, where they were pronounced dead. Another 21-year-old man was also stabbed during the incident and was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released."

Shanahan told reporters he spent an hour with Beathard after news of the death reached the 49ers quarterback.

"There's not much you can say," he said. "You just try to hold a person and be there for him. We tried to figure it out, what we could do and the quickest way to get him to his family. But that was probably my first time in a situation like that, but I think it's exactly what anybody would expect. There's nothing to say, and it's as tragic and as sad of a thing that can happen."

CJ Beathard, a 2017 third-round pick out of Iowa, started 10 games between 2017 and 2018 for the 49ers. He's currently second string behind Jimmy Garoppolo.