Football world reacts to Joe McKnight's killing with grief and disbelief
The road rage killing of Joe McKnight rocked the football world Thursday, with former teammates among the many who spoke out on the senseless tragedy.
McKnight, a native of River Ridge, La., is the second former NFL player this year to die as a result of a possible road-rage incident in New Orleans. Former Saints star Will Smith was killed in April in the Lower Garden District.
Just got a message saying my former teammate Joe McKnight was killed today. This hurt to the heart. I can't stop crying. #RestInPeace— ANTONIO CROMARTIE (@CRO31) December 1, 2016
Damn RIP Joe McKnight. Killed in his own city, #504Boys4Life— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) December 1, 2016
Everybody in the world wanted to be @ReggieBush , us in New Orleans wanted to run the ball like Joe McKnight.— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) December 1, 2016
RIP to a SC legend ! Joe McKnight ?? pic.twitter.com/7pa3iaaBGN— Adoree' Jackson (@AdoreeKnows) December 1, 2016
Spoke to #UTSA coach Frank Wilson. Said he's heartbroken abt Joe McKnight news. "He was very generous. Always wanted better for his family."— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 2, 2016
It is with deep sorrow that we have learned of the devastating news of the loss of Saskatchewan Roughriders player, Joe McKnight. pic.twitter.com/x7Q8zBr1iL— Sask. Roughriders (@sskroughriders) December 2, 2016
Rest in peace, Joe McKnight.— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 1, 2016
Our thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/vtEihPomt9
RIP Joe McKnight! Something has to change this ain't righ, his family is in my prayers. #StopTheViolence— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) December 1, 2016