Mike Hollins’s Mother Recounts UVA Shooting Aftermath

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Sports Illustrated

By Ross Dellenger The Cavaliers running back ran back onto the bus when he heard the shooting begin, says Brenda Hollins, only to come face-to-face with the shooter. Editors’ note: This story contains details of a mass casualty event and gun violence. Every once in a while, Brenda Hollins will notice her son Mike, slumped in his hospital bed, staring longingly into space or mysteriously shaking his head. She’ll see him toss and turn while trying to sleep, wake up and then sit up, his eyes wide open glancing toward the ceiling. Brenda knows that in those moments Mike is reliving one of the most…

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