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Titans punter can't comprehend 911 calls of Bironas trying to run people off road before crash

  • FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2012, file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas watches the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. A missing person report filed by his new bride and some disturbing calls to 911 in the final hour of Rob Bironas' life have raised questions about the circumstances around the one-vehicle crash that took the former NFL kicker's life, especially for people who knew Bironas as a happy man eager to help whenever possible. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2012, file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas watches the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. A missing person report filed by his new bride and some disturbing calls to 911 in the final hour of Rob Bironas' life have raised questions about the circumstances around the one-vehicle crash that took the former NFL kicker's life, especially for people who knew Bironas as a happy man eager to help whenever possible. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) kicks a 26-yard field goal against the New York Jets in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Holding is Brett Kern (6). A missing person report filed by his new bride and some disturbing calls to 911 in the final hour of Rob Bironas' life have raised questions about the circumstances around the one-vehicle crash that took the former NFL kicker's life, especially for people who knew Bironas as a happy man eager to help whenever possible. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) kicks a 26-yard field goal against the New York Jets in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Holding is Brett Kern (6). A missing person report filed by his new bride and some disturbing calls to 911 in the final hour of Rob Bironas' life have raised questions about the circumstances around the one-vehicle crash that took the former NFL kicker's life, especially for people who knew Bironas as a happy man eager to help whenever possible. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kern talks about former Titans kicker Rob Bironas as Kern arrives at a funeral home for the visitation for Bironas on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday nigh after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kern talks about former Titans kicker Rob Bironas as Kern arrives at a funeral home for the visitation for Bironas on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday nigh after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

A former teammate says it is hard to comprehend everything being said about what happened the night of ex-Titans kicker Rob Bironas' fatal car accident.

Punter Brett Kern said Wednesday descriptions of Brionas chasing people and trying to run them off the road before losing control of his SUV last Saturday are stunning because he never saw anything that would indicate the man he called a big brother could behave that way.

Kern says Bironas, cut in March, had installed a kicking net in his backyard expecting to sign with another NFL team. He says Bironas believed a workout last week in Detroit went well.

Yet a missing person report filed by his new bride and disturbing 911 calls have raised questions about the circumstances around Bironas' one-vehicle accident.

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