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NFL star Ezekiel Elliott to pay for funeral of teen football player killed in shooting
Posted: 5:04 PM, May 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-09 17:04:40-04
VENICE, Ill. — An NFL star running back will pay for the funeral of a teenage football player who died in a shooting in Venice, Ill.
The Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott will cover the costs for Jaylon McKenzie’s funeral.
A stray bullet killed the 14-year-old following an eighth grade dance last Saturday night.
He was recently featured in Sports Illustrated magazine as one of “six teens who will rule the future in sports.”
A memorial service will be held May 18.
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