Jaleel Gipson, a 17-year-old high school football player from Farmerville, La., died this past Monday from injuries suffered in a spring football practice on May 9.
Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth and his wife Melissa, from nearby West Monroe, La., couldnt help but think of their own children when they heard the tragic news.
The Whitworths reached out to the Gipson family and have taken care of the costs of Jaleel Gipsons funeral.
The gesture was meant to be anonymous but a Gipson family member was so moved he sent out a thank you to the Whitworths and well as the rest of the community that has been generous with its time, prayers and monetary donations through his Facebook page.
I have never met this person but this tragedy has been far reaching in people hearts and this person in particular has went above and beyond in my familys mind, wrote the family member on the Facebook page entitled Larry ND Keshia Lee.
Whitworth, who helped LSU win a national title in 2003, released a...