Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

The father of Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith has died after complications from heart surgery, Smith confirmed to The Denver Post on Wednesday.

“It’s rough. I just found out this morning,” Smith said on Wednesday. “It was my mom who called and told me. The call came in at about 6:30.”

According to the Post, Smith will stay in San Francisco and plans on playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

The 34-year-old recorded nine total tackles and 2.5 sacks this season for the Broncos.

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