Father Of NFL’s Player Caleb Farley Died In N.C. House Explosion


Caleb Farley’s father died late on Monday when the North Carolina house he owned exploded, according to officials.

Robert Matthew Farley, 61, was killed in the explosion at his Mooresville home just before midnight, according to a news release from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office stated there are no suspicions of wrongdoing.

The Titans selected cornerback Caleb Farley, 24, in the 2021 NFL Draft, although he wasn’t at home when the explosion happened.

“We’re looking into an issue of natural gas, but the investigation is ongoing,” Kent Greene, the director of fire services and emergency management, told reporters.

A second person, who Greene identified as a friend of Caleb Farley, sustained injuries. When they came, fire authorities discovered him leaving, and his wounds weren’t thought to be life-threatening. The blow knocked him out, according to Greene.

Robert Farley lived there; his body was discovered in the rubble at about 4:30 in the morning, according to Greene.

According to Greene, authorities think Robert Farley is Caleb Farley’s father. He was described as Farley’s father on the Titans website’s news page as well.

According to the website, Farley’s mother, Robin Farley, passed away from breast cancer in 2018.

Dominion Energy, a utility business, said it was continuing to cooperate with law enforcement on the inquiry and extended its sympathies to everyone impacted.

The team’s sympathies are with Farley and his family, according to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel.

“I think what’s important is that we do everything that we can to support Caleb, his family, and do everything that we can to be there for him,” Vrabel told reporters Tuesday.

A neighbor claimed that their house was shaken by the explosion, which happened shortly before midnight in Charlotte and was reported by NBC affiliate WCNC.

The explosion’s cause is being looked into. A 25-mile drive north of Charlotte is the town of Mooresville, population 50,000.