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Hopkins pledges playoff check to grieving family


Reuters
Updated: 04-01-2019 01:08 IST

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins pledged Thursday to donate his playoff paycheck to the family of Jazmine Barnes.

The 7-year-old girl was shot and killed when someone fired at her mother's car Sunday morning as they were driving to a Houston grocery store. No arrests have been made.

Hopkins, who is in his sixth season with Houston, announced on Twitter that he was donating the money to help the family pay for funeral costs and to support law enforcement's efforts to find a suspect.

"On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine," tweeted Hopkins, whose Texans host the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC wild-card playoff game Saturday at NRG Stadium.

In a seemingly random attack, police say a man drove up next to the family's vehicle and opened fire, killing Jazmine and injuring her mother and sisters.

There is a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

A community rally has been scheduled for Saturday, and Jazmine's funeral will be held Tuesday at Houston's Green House International Church.

--Field Level Media

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