HOUSTON – Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins says he will donate his football playoff check to the family of Jazmine Barnes.
Hopkins tweeted on Thursday that he’s pledging his check from the Texans’ game Saturday against Indianapolis to help Barnes’ family with funeral costs and to support local law enforcement in finding the suspect in the case.
Seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes was shot and killed in a seemingly random attack while riding a vehicle with her family on Sunday in Houston.
Hopkins said in his tweet: “On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine.”
When I see Jazmine Barnes' face, I see my own daughter. I'm pledging my playoff check this week to help her family with funeral costs and to support @shaunking @SherriffED_HCSO @SylvesterTurner in bringing this man to justice. On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine pic.twitter.com/oCRYSgfGO9
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) January 3, 2019