Bo Jackson covered all funeral expenses for Uvalde victims’ families, the governor says


Bo Jackson covered all funeral expenses for Uvalde victims’ families, the governor says: According to a statement released by the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, former sports star Bo Jackson paid for all of the funeral expenses for the families of the victims of the mass shooting that took place at the Uvalde school “so they would have one less thing to worry about as they grieved.”

According to Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, who spoke to CNN about the event, Jackson flew into Uvalde and gave Abbott a check for $170,000 while he was there to cover the expenses.

In the month of May, a shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School, where he was able to kill 19 children and 2 adults. A preliminary report by the investigation committee of the Texas House of Representatives looking into the mass shooting exposes a series of errors on the part of different law enforcement agencies.

At Auburn University in Alabama, Jackson excelled in both football and baseball during his time there.

Abbott complimented the athlete on his generous contribution.

In a statement, Abbott noted that “the true essence of our nation is Americans helping one another up in times of need and sorrow.”The selflessness of Texans and Americans like Bo Jackson, who have come forward to offer assistance in the wake of the massacre that took place at Robb Elementary School, is something for which we will be eternally grateful. In the days that followed, when we invited members of the public to lend their support to the Uvalde community, Bo reached out to my office without delay to give his assistance to the families who were grieving.”

Jackson, a winner of the Heisman Trophy, was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first overall pick in the draught after graduating from Auburn, but he did not sign with the team. After being picked by the Los Angeles Raiders the following year, he went on to have a career in both the National Football League (NFL) with the Los Angeles Raiders and in Major League Baseball with the Kansas City Royals.