UAB football player Greg Bryant brain dead after shooting – CBS News

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. — University of Alabama-Birmingham running back Greg Bryant has been declared brain dead, his grandmother confirmed to the CBS affiliate here, WPEC-TV.

The 21 year old was found shot in a car on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, in South Florida, at 4:45 a.m. Saturday.

West Palm Beach Police tell the station the shooting has been reclassified as a homicide.

They told The Associated Press Bryant was declared brain dead at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Detectives are seeking witnesses to the shooting, West Palm Bach Police say. A passenger in the car was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Bryant was the biggest name in UAB’s first recruiting class since the school restarted its football program.

He spent last season living out of a hotel room in Miami with friends while attending classes at ASA College, playing in only one game. Bryant left Notre Dame after one season when he was ruled academically ineligible for the 2015 season.

Since UAB won’t play again until the 2017 season, Bryant was allowed to enroll in January 2016 instead of possibly having to wait an extra year to get eligible elsewhere. He could have become eligible to compete after spending an academic year at UAB.