Ezekiel Elliott Offers To Pay For Funeral Of 8th-Grade Football Phenom Killed By Apparent Stray Bullet

FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has offered to pay for the funeral of an eighth grader who was shot and killed while leaving a party in Illinois, according to multiple reports.

Cowboys insider Mike Fisher and 105.3 The Fan’s Ben Rogers report that Elliott reached out to the family of 14-year-old Jaylon McKenzie to pay for the funeral expenses.

McKenzie, a football phenom with college offers from the University of Missouri and University of Illinois, was killed by an apparent stray bullet as he was leaving a party near St. Louis on Saturday, his mother, Sukeena Gunner, told CNN.

Jaylon McKenzie (Credit: Sukeena Gunner via CNN)

Gunner said a fight had broken out at the party, and that McKenzie was trying to leave when shots were fired. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. A 15-year-old girl was also injured in the…

Original published: 2019-05-08 08:33:59 Read the full Dallas News here

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