NFL Quarterback Discusses Imprisoned Father After Big Victory

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( – On Sunday, C.J. Stroud the rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans had a great game as he led his team to victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, despite this recent success, which also allowed him to set the rookie record for most passing yards, in a single game, the player had other things on his mind while speaking with reporters after the game.

While talking with reporters, Stroud talked about his father, Coleridge Bernard Stroud III, who recently received a sentence of 38 years to life in connection to the kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery charges dating back to a drug-related incident in 2016.

Stroud argued that it was “tough” and that he was still “battling” with playing football, being a family man, helping down, and everything required of him. Previously, Stroud has spoken about his faith and how his friends and family had been a strong support network for him despite the fact that his father was not there to see him play. He added that he was praying that there would come a day when his father might get to see him play at the NRG Stadium.

Coleridge Stroud III is serving in Folsom State Prison near Sacramento. Stroud’s father had been in prison since the quarterback was in middle school. Stroud stated that originally he did not know if he wanted to speak about his father and others in the prison system, but that as the justice system was not right, he feels that this is something he should be more vocal about. He argued that while he feels criminals need to “pay their time,” he thinks the justice system is corrupt and that the conditions in prisons are subpar.

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