Michael Gallup reportedly learned of his brother's apparent suicide while the Cowboys wide receiver was in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium locker room on Sunday, according to 247Sports.
Gallup is the youngest of eight kids. Six are adopted, including Gallup. Gallup was reportedly told about his brother's passing by his sister inside the locker room. According to ESPN, he was seen being consoled by Cowboys wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued a statement expressing his condolences for Gallup's loss on Monday.
“Our team and our entire organization are deeply saddened by the news of Michael’s loss," Jones said. "His family is our family. We share in the grief and pain that comes with something so personal and tragic. We offer our support, care and comfort for Michael, and we ask that all of those who have sons and daughters and brothers and sisters join us in keeping Michael and his wonderful family in their thoughts and prayers.”
Gallup had several family members and friends in attendance for Sunday's contest since his family is from nearby Monroe, Ga., which is located roughly 45 miles away from Atlanta.
He made one catch for 10 yards in the 22–19 win over the Falcons.