Colts owner Jim Irsay paying for funeral of Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe

By Jesse Reed

Tragedy struck on Sunday morning when Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe were struck and killed by a drunk driver.

It was a terrible blow to the Jackson family, the Colts and the NFL community as a whole. Jackson was beloved by all who knew him, and the outpouring of support seen by his peers on social media was something to behold.

Now it’s been announced that Colts owner Jim Irsay will pay for the funeral of both Jackson and Monroe.

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This gesture shows class, heart and respect to Jackson, his family and friends, not to mention Monroe and his loved ones. May they rest in peace.