Hopkins to Donate Paycheck to Family of Slain Girl

Money to help with funeral costs

January 04, 2019 - 9:50 am

Deandre Hopkins, All-Pro wide receiver for the Houston Texans, announced Thursday his plans to donate his playoff game paycheck to the family of Jazmine Barnes, the young girl who was fatally shot in a drive by shooting in Texas.

Hopkins, the former Clemson Tiger, made his intentions known on Twitter this week, saying, “When I see Jazmine Barnes’ face, I see my own daughter. I’m pledging my playoff paycheck this week to help her family with funeral costs and to support [efforts] in bringing this man to justice. On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine.”

The shooter has been described as a bearded white man, possibly in his 40’s, driving a red truck.

On Saturday at 4:35pm, the Texans will host the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC Wildcard playoff game.

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