DeAndre Hopkins Goes Above and Beyond, Pledges Game Check to Family of Slain Young Girl
DeAndre Hopkins Goes Above and Beyond, Pledges Game Check to Family of Slain Young Girl It has been widely known in NFL circles that DeAndre Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the league. But now people are starting to realize that the Texans star is also one of the best people in the league. Ahead of the Texans’ wild-card playoff game Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, Hopkins posted on social media that he is donating his playoff check to help the family of a slain 7-year-old girl in Houston. Hopkins is donating his $29,000 playoff check to help cover the funeral costs for Jazmine Barnes. He also said he would join in an effort to bring the little girl’s killer to justice. DeAndre Hopkins Jazmine was killed Sunday morning during a routine breakfast run for her mother. LaPorsha Washington took Jazmine and her three sisters to get coffee and juice when someone pulled up alongside their vehicle and began firing. The situation hit close to home for Hopkins, who has a young daughter of his own. Hopkins isn’t the only notable athlete who has pitched in to help Jazmine’s family; NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal dropped off a check at the church where her funeral is set to take place. The unidentified gunman is described as a white man in his 40s. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the shooting “just seems to be random,” HuffPost reported. The reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest has been increased to $100,000.