with everything University of Virginia football team Reportedly planning to attend the funerals of the three teammates who tragically died in a shooting earlier this month, the New England Patriots have helped them get there.
A Patriots spokesperson confirmed to Fox News Digital on Monday that owner robert kraft paid for the UVA football team’s flights after the team’s plane was spotted at the Charlottesville-Albemarle airport on Friday.
Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were shot to death on November 13 after an excursion to see a play in Washington. a fourth player, Mike Hollins, who was also seriously injured during the shooting, was released from the hospital last week.
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According to a espn report, The entire UVA football team planned to attend the three funerals which included a funeral service for Perry in Miami on Saturday, a memorial service for Chandler in Virginia Beach on Sunday and a Celebration of Life service for Davis on Wednesday in South Carolina. South.
Earlier last week, the university announced that it had canceled the final game of the season scheduled for Saturday against Virginia Tech.
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“The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Virginia football game at Virginia Tech scheduled for Saturday, November 26 has been cancelled,” the University of Virginia said in a statement. “The decision was made following communication between the Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference and the administration of the Virginia Tech athletic department.”
“The ACC and Virginia Tech continue to support UVA in the aftermath of the devastating tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of three members of the Cavalier football team: Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry, and injuries to student Mike Hollins. (also a soccer student-athlete from Virginia) and Marlee Morgan”.
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Police have said the shooter was a fellow student and former football player, later identified as Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.
The 23-year-old suspect faces second-degree murder and other charges stemming from the shooting. Police have not identified a motive, but a prosecutor said in court last week that a witness told police the shooter targeted specific victims.
Joe Morgan of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.