Almost a week has passed since former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny died in a one-car accident.
Many of the stories from Tenpenny’s final hours were dark; but Monday, AL.com’s Joseph Goodman shed some light on the man Tenpenny was trying to become.
“He wanted help,” one of Tenpenny’s coaches told Goodman. “He knew he was out of control. He owned up to things. He always did.”
Tenpenny had not spoken to his father in “several years,” but broke his silence right before his death.
“My son texted me back. Instantly,” Derek Tenpenny said. “Y’all don’t understand. When you spend years texting and calling, and you don’t get nothing — a minute after I sent my text, my son texted me back. And he said, ‘Yes, sir. When can we meet?'”
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