Bo Jackson covered funeral expenses for victims of Uvalde, TX shooting

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FILE - Former MLB and NFL player Bo Jackson, watches Auburn and Clemson practice before an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Auburn, Ala. Jackson helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school massacre in May. The donation was previously anonymous but Jackson told The Associated Press this week he felt compelled to support the victims' families after the loss of so many children. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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CNN reports that Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement that Jackson provided the funds “so they would have one less thing to worry about as they grieved.”

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told the news network that Jackson flew in and presented a check for $170,000 to Abbott.

Jackson played football and baseball at Auburn University before playing in both the NFL and MLB.

In May, a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, killing 19 children and two adults. The Texas House investigative committee probing the massacre outlines in a preliminary report that there were a series of failures by multiple law enforcement agencies.


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