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

Posted: 10:02 AM, May 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-09 15:04:05Z
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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.