NFL players, coaches react to Joe McKnight shooting

Friday December 2nd, 2016

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. 

According to authorities, the shooting suspect was arrested at the scene but released from custody without being formally charged.

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