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Report: Dallas Cowboy's Ezekiel Elliott to pay for eighth-grade football player's funeral

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Posted at 10:02 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 11:04:05-04

GRAPEVINE, TX  — Ezekiel Elliott will pay for the funeral expenses of a St. Louis football player killed over the weekend.

ESPN reported that Elliott, running back for the Dallas Cowboys, will pay for the funeral expenses of Jaylon McKenzie, a promising eighth-grade football player killed by a stray bullet.

Elliott reached out to the family after the accident. According to ESPN, McKenzie died after leaving a party near St. Louis on Saturday when a fight broke out.

McKenzie was already being offered college scholarships as an eighth-grader.