NFL gives huge gift to ‘UVA Strong Fund’ to support families of 3 slain players

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: UVA Athletics

The NFL has made a $100,000 commitment to the University of Virginia’s “UVA Strong Fund,” in support of the families of three slain Cavaliers football players.

The NFL’s Alex Riethmiller told on Wednesday about the donation for the UVA Strong Fund, which is managed by the UVA Alumni Association.

D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr. were shot and killed on the night of Nov. 13 after returning to campus from a day-long class field trip to Washington, D.C.  The shooter, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., also a UVA student, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder and other charges and is currently being held in the Charlottesville-Albemarle County Jail.