Tandon Doss was absent from the Ravens’ 20-point loss to the San Diego Chargers, but the rookie wide receiver had a very good reason.
Doss was in the Indianapolis area to attend Saturday's funeral for Sherry L. Rawson-Koker, who died Dec. 11. An obituary in the Indianapolis Star described the 57-year-old Rawson-Koker as a photo archivist for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 2003.
Doss said that Rawson-Koker was a guardian who took him into her home when he was an eighth grader in the Indianapolis area. It was around that time that Doss’ older brother, Anthony, was getting into trouble at school and with police, and Tandon Doss found himself thrust into the role of man of the house.
“It is what it is,” Doss said Tuesday. “I wanted to be at the game obviously, but family is more important to me.”