NFL Star Steps Up to Cover Funeral Costs for Waukesha Victims

Black Lives Matter Protest / Photo by Arron Fulkerson via Flickr

J.J. Watt will reportedly pay for any funeral costs of those killed by a black nationalist during a Christmas parade Sunday night in Wisconsin.

The Arizona Cardinals star hails from Waukesha, where six people have now died and about 50 more were injured, when Darrell Brooks drove his SUV through a large crowd at the town’s annual Christmas parade.

The horrific rampage likely hits close to home for Watt, who was born in the city of 70,000 and played football just north of town at Pewaukee High School.

He described the images of the scene as “horrific,” expressing hope for the injured and gratefulness to first responders on the scene.

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