While players come and go in the NFL every year, they’re never forgotten. When tragedy befalls a former NFL’er, the whole league pours out support.
Sadly that support will be necessary after the tragic news emerging from New Orleans today of the murder of former Jets and Chiefs running back Joe McKnight. McKnight was killed after a bout of road rage escalated to a shooting. A witness at the scene reported that McKnight was apologizing to the man when that man pulled out a gun and fired, hitting McKnight multiple times. He was dead on the scene.
This is yet another in a long string of tragic stories of gun violence that have become all too common in America. We’ll have more news as police issue further statements regarding the incident.