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Todd Bowles Leaving NFL Combine Due to Personal Tragedy

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In sad news, Jets head coach Todd Bowles will be leaving this week’s Combine to attend his ex-wife’s funeral according to the New York Daily News.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles plans to leave the NFL Scouting Combine to attend the funeral of his ex-wife, Jill Jenkins Bowles, on Friday, according to a source. He will return Saturday or Sunday.

Jenkins died on Feb. 19, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She was 50.

The story goes on to state that Bowles wanted to be there for his two young sons.

Some things are more important than football. Our hearts go out to the family during this difficult time.