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.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of one of our own.
Edwin Jackson always brought a smile to our locker room and the community. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 4, 2018
If there was a community event, you could guarantee seeing 53 there. A role model athlete with the biggest of hearts.
Rest in peace, Edwin Jackson. We will miss you! pic.twitter.com/1SEK20RLOZ
— Colts Community (@coltscommunity) February 4, 2018
Now it’s been announced that Colts owner Jim Irsay will pay for the funeral of both Jackson and Monroe.
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.