Ronald Newman, the father of Purdue basketball redshirt-freshman Brandon Newman, died from complications from the Coronavirus. Ronald was a Chicago police officer who had earned over 130 departmental awards. He was 59 years old.
Purdue Athletics has issued the following statement:
“The Purdue athletic department and men’s basketball program is deeply saddened by the death of Ronald Newman. We send our condolences to the Newman family, and have reached out to Brandon and his family during their time of need.”
Indy Sports Daily’s utmost thoughts and prayers are with the Newman family in this devastating and hard time.