Nick Saban has sent Alabama gear to the family of a slain Texas teenager who had dreams of one day playing for the Crimson Tide.
A photo surfaced Saturday on Twitter of the gear, which included a signed personalized Alabama jersey with the teen’s name and number on it.
Very cool of Nick Saban & Alabama to send this to the family of Jordan Edwards. His dream was to play for the Tide. pic.twitter.com/ne3kEz4yBe
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) June 17, 2017
Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old from Mesquite, Texas, was fatally shot by a police officer on April 29 while leaving a house party in Balch Springs, Texas. Police were responding to reports of underage drinking.
Roy Oliver, the officer who shot Edwards, has since been fired and charged with murder over the incident. He shot at Edwards’ vehicle, where the victim was sitting in the front passenger seat, as it drove away from the party and officers.
The Balch Springs Police Department’s initial account of the incident said that Edwards’ car was driving aggressively in reverse toward the officers, which was later determined to have been false after review of officers’ body cameras.
Edwards was a freshman at Mesquite High School, where he played on the school’s football team.
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