NFL players, coaches react to Joe McKnight shooting
Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed Thursday in the New Orleans suburb of Terrytown, La., in an apparent road rage incident.
McKnight, who played in the Canadian Football League this year, was 28. He played under Pete Carroll at USC before spending time in the NFL with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
Several current and former NFL players, including some of McKnight's former teammates and coaches, took to Twitter to react to the tragic news.
Deeply saddened by the loss of Joe McKnight. This is a terrible tragedy. Everyone loved Joe and we are going to really miss him.— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) December 2, 2016
RIP my brother Joe McKnight this one hurts bad— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 1, 2016
Saddens me to hear the news about Joe McKnight. Our prayers go out to the McKnight family.— Clay Helton (@USCCoachHelton) December 1, 2016
RIP Joe McKnight. This senseless violence has got to stop!— Erik Coleman (@erikcoleman) December 1, 2016
Rest In Peace to my bro Joe McKnight...this is unbelievable. Fly with the angels bro and rest in paradise. Heaven gained a real one today.— Damon Harrison (@BigDame900) December 1, 2016
My homie, my brother, my teammate!! R.I.P Joe McKnight 🙏 prayers up for your family!! Much love bro you'll forever be remembered! 😔— Joe Craig Jr. (@craig_deuce) December 1, 2016
RIP Joe McKnight. We gotta do something about these guns— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) December 1, 2016
wow...RIP JOE MCKNIGHT.— Jay Ajayi (@JayTrain23) December 1, 2016
RIP Joe McKnight, I remember watching his highlights on rivals.— Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) December 1, 2016
Crazy world... Good dude gone over nonsense!!!! R.I.P Joe— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) December 1, 2016
This is just ridiculous smh it needs to stop! My condolences to Joe McKnight's family 😔😔🙏🏿— LeGarrette Blount (@LG_Blount) December 1, 2016
Shedding a few wondering what's wrong with this world man?? R.I.P. Joe McKnight. Just senseless 😞🙏🏾— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) December 1, 2016
RIP Joe McKnight and condolences to his family.. sad news— jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) December 1, 2016
According to authorities, the shooting suspect was arrested at the scene but released from custody without being formally charged.