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Washington HC Ron Rivera Personifies Ultimate Professionalism for Attending Presser Right After a Tragic Personal Loss

Published 11/10/2022, 2:17 AM EST

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Washington Commenders’ head coach Ron Rivera recently lost someone very close to him, yet he still remained professional and turned up for the press conference, where he had to face some tough questions about the current gun violence in America.

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Earlier on Tuesday, the Rivera family announced the passing of the 60-year-old coach, Rivera’s mother, Dolores. She lost her battle with cancer. Hence, the Commanders’ head coach took time off owing to personal reasons. Certainly, many had doubts about whether he will join the team on the sideline or not; however, Rivera surprised everyone and attended the press conference.


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Commanders’ head coach Ron Rivera shows up for a press conference after attending his mother’s funeral

According to TMZ, Dolores had her husband and family by her side when she passed away. After her death, the Commanders’ posted a statement, which said, “The Snyders and the entire Commanders family extend their heartfelt condolences to Coach Rivera and his family.”

In reply, the Rivera family also thanked everyone who sent some lovely messages during their loss. Ron Rivera himself shared a beautiful message on Twitter as well. Meanwhile, after attending her mother’s funeral, he went straight to the presser and faced some challenging questions by the media. One reporter asked him about the situation in America after a horrible shooting incident with their rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr.


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In reply, he said, I think it’s about the community being aware and the community really just saying enough is enough, coming together, supporting our elected officials, you know, helping them. There’s too much infighting, as far as that’s concerned and the real truth of the matter is people are dying unnecessarily and it’s crazy how we, you, know one of the most advanced societies in the world continue to have this issue.”

Meanwhile, many criticized this sort of question in the press conference, after he suffered a tragic loss. Moreover, the reporters asked a lot of questions about the current state of the Commanders, and Rivera had to answer them.


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Speaking about the current situation with the Commanders and the selling, owner Dan Snyder already announced that he’s contacted the Bank of America to potentially sell the franchise for an amount of $5.6 billion. According to recent reports, Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z showed some interest in buying the franchise.

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On the other hand, the Commanders have won 4 out of their last 5 games. However, they are still sitting last in the NFC East division. From here on, it will be really tough for them to qualify for the playoffs. However, they are still not losing hope.


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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial