Chancellor Lee Adams. When I saw his name this morning, it rang a bell, but I could not remember why. Then I read further and had that “Oh…yeah” moment.
And it’s not a good “Oh…yeah,” although, I guess it should be.
Chancellor Lee’s mother was Cherica Adams, the woman who-at thirty weeks pregnant-was murdered by the baby’s father, Carolina Panthers’ receiver, Rae Carruth.
It was the most heinous of acts. Easily, the darkest moment in the history of the Panthers’ franchise. I know people who were on the team at that time. They don’t talk about it.
The gunshots that took her life caused Chancellor Lee to be born pre-maturely and with Cerebral Palsy. Raised by his maternal grandmother, Saundra Adams, he recently turned 21.
And, as I change my mind on the “Oh…yeah” recognition of who Chancellor Lee Adams is, a reminder that great things can come from tragedy.