WASHINGTON — DC Defenders wide receiver Eli Rogers suited up for Saturday’s matchup with the after an emotional 10 days.
The 27-year-old’s mother, Tranae Jackson, died on Feb. 5 at the age of 50, and her funeral was scheduled the same day as the Defenders’ second game.
In what he described on Twitter as “one of the toughest decisions” of his life, Rogers played Saturday, skipping .
“After a long talk with God and her, I came to this conclusion,” Rogers wrote in . “I know most people may think I am crazy. Selfish even. I respect your opinion. But in life, sometimes it is not about doing what you feel is right, it is about doing what you know is right. It’s not about physically knowing someone. It is about building