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Patriots let Virginia players use team plane to attend funerals

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    March 14, 2024 7:34 AM EDT

    The organization helped Virginia players attend the funeral Ryan Yarbrough Jersey of their teammates after three members of the college football team were killed in a shooting earlier in November. The funerals were held in three different states, so Patriots owner Robert Kraft sent the team plane to Virginia at no charge to help with travel.Wide receivers Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler and linebacker D'Sean Perry were fatally shot by former Virginia walk-on football player following a cla s field trip.After the incident, the Cavaliers decided to forgo their final two football games of the 2022 season. Just saw New Englands plane at CHO. They leant it Rob Refsnyder Jersey for UVa to use to get players to the three funerals. What an amazing gesture Brandon Lloyd (@blloyd8298) Jones was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, five counts of use of a firearm in the commi sion of a felony and two counts of malicious wounding. He is being held without bail at Albemarle County Regional Jail in Charlottesville and is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 8.Perry's funeral took place on Saturday in Miami and Chandler's happened the following Peter Fairbanks Jersey day in Virginia Beach. Davis' is scheduled for Wednesday in North Charleston, S.C. A large memorial service for the victims was held on campus a week ago.Running back Mike Hollins was shot and had to undergo multiple surgeries, but he was released from the hospital last week. A fifth student who is not part of the football team, Marlee Morgan, suffered non-life threatening injuries and has also been discharged from the hospital.The Patriots' next game is on Thursday, Dec. 1 at home as they host the , which means they won't be needing the plane this Kevin Kiermaier Jersey week. They are not the only team Jake Smolinski Jersey to help honor the Virginia victims. The Washington with the numbers of the deceased players. College teams have also stepped up. James Madison and Old Dominion also. Liberty and Virginia Tech honored the team by -- the Cavaliers' colors -- during their game on Nov. 19. The ACC asked for a moment of silence at all conference home games and the league office produced field signage with a "UVA Strong" graphic.