A newspaper in Florida reported that Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove's brother was stabbed to death early Thursday morning.

Terrence Maurice Hargrove, 29, died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in North Port, the Sarasota Tribune Herald said, after being stabbed in his home.

The paper also reports that police have 'a person of interest' in connection with the death.

Thursday evening, the Saints issued a statement via Twitter in regard to the death of Hargrove's brother.

'It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Anthony Hargrove's brother Terrence,' @Official_Saints tweeted. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with Anthony and his family during this most difficult time.'

--Bradley Handwerger, Sports Writer

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