Randy Foye Rumors

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Randy Foye
Randy Foye
Position: G
Born: 09/24/83
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $2,500,000
For so long he clung to the hope that his mother would still be alive but also dreaded if that were true — where had she been and why did she leave? But this is far from a sad day for Foye. He has his mother again. This will be his best Mother’s Day yet. “This is definitely a happy ending,” Foye says in an emotional interview with ESPN. “Yeah, you didn’t get the Disney and the ‘I just won a Super Bowl’ ending. But all that time of just debating and questioning yourself and questioning your mom’s morals, thinking that she left and didn’t come back … now you know that she was there all along but she ran into a little problem that cost her her life.
2 weeks ago via ESPN
“He couldn’t go into details,” Foye said. “[But it was an] overdose. She was found in an apartment building where they pick up and buy drugs. It was known for distribution of drugs. January of 1990.” Regina Foye’s body had been buried in Kings County in Brooklyn. For the first time in Foye’s life, things began to make sense. His mother didn’t abandon him and his brother for another family. She died and was resting in the same borough where Foye was now playing for his seventh NBA team.
2 weeks ago via ESPN
Foye is 33, and the Nets are his seventh NBA team. When his phone rang from a government number in September, he assumed it was bad news about his recent physical exam in advance of the new season, his 11th in the NBA. “The guy who did my stress test said, ‘If you get a call from someone from New York state, it means you failed your stress test,’’ says Foye. “So I thought that was what happened.’’ The voice in his phone was asking him: “Are you sitting down?’’ He had been preparing his entire life for this conversation, and still he was taken by surprise. It came out of the blue, this call from Brooklyn. The authorities believed they had located Regina Foye. They had found his mother.
His life story is well known. His father died in a motorcycle accident when Randy was 2. Three years later, his mother was gone. A community of family and friends in Newark came together to raise Randy. Along the way the mystery of his mother’s disappearance was relayed to him slowly, cautiously, as he was able to absorb it. “I didn’t know what was going on until I was 9 or 10,’’ says Foye. He remembers being told, in the beginning, that she was on vacation. Later, when he was of the age of his eldest daughter now, he learned that his mother had been seen climbing into a van in Newark and that was the last anyone had seen of her. “She wouldn’t just leave and disappear like that – it had to be foul play,’’ he says of those conversations he used to have. “That’s what I got from my grandmother, that they couldn’t find her and it wasn’t like her. So they was just like, ‘Somebody kidnapped her.’’’
His first thought in September, when the caller told him that his mother had been found, was that she must be alive. The image of this miracle after three decades overwhelmed him before he could think it through. “I would have been upset,’’ he says. Because if she was alive, he found himself asking, then why would she not have come home to him? Why had she not been in his life? “That was the scary part at first,’’ he says. But then, just as quickly, he dismissed it. He knew that it was never her choice to stay away. “The type of person that she was,’’ Foye says, “I couldn’t believe she would be alive that whole time and not come back for her son or to see her son. But she wasn’t.’’