Father of Slain Football Player Reveals Last Text Message
(StraightNews.org) – On Saturday, November 12, UVA football player D’Sean Perry had two solo tackles in his game against the Pittsburgh Panthers. After they lost 37-7, Perry’s father sent him a text message to check up on him and make sure he was alright. The UVA student, who was in his third year at the university, confirmed he was doing okay. But, that was the last text he sent to his dad, as his life was cut short the following day.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, a UVA student and former football player allegedly opened fire on a bus arriving back in Charlottesville from a field trip to Washington, DC. The attack killed three football players, Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D’Sean Perry, and injured two more students.
According to CBS News, the football star was unable to reply to his father’s final text message, which he sent around 6 p.m. His dad had shared a short clip from the game the day before, encouraging his son to “keep on working.” After this text went unanswered, Perry’s father followed up at 11:17 p.m. with another text, “Yo good up there?”
"Keep on working" – those were the last words that Sean Perry sent his son D'Sean Perry before he and two other University of Virginia football players were killed on Sunday. https://t.co/e9xkXLxTE6
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) November 15, 2022
The families are understandably devastated by the loss of their sons. According to CBS News, their lawyer Michael Haggard has emphasized D’Sean Perry’s parents “will not speak publicly about the incident as their grief is only the beginning.”
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