Nick Saban sent a gift to the family of Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old boy who had dreams of playing football for Alabama.
On April 29, 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was shot and killed by a policeman while sitting in a car after leaving a house party in Dallas.
Edwards, who by all accounts was an excellent student and a phenomenal athlete, had dreams of one day playing for the Crimson Tide, so Alabama head coach Nick Saban reached out to the family of Edwards.
Check it out:
Very cool of Nick Saban & Alabama to send this to the family of Jordan Edwards. His dream was to play for the Tide. pic.twitter.com/ne3kEz4yBe
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) June 17, 2017
Edwards was unarmed in the passenger seat of a car carrying four other unarmed teenagers when Balch Springs Police Department officer Roy D. Oliver fired his rifle into the vehicle, hitting Edwards. He was rushed to the hospital but died from the injuries he sustained. As a result of the incident, Oliver is now facing a murder charge.
Edwards’ family has since filed an excessive force lawsuit against Oliver and the Balch Springs Police Department.