New England Patriots lend plane to UVA for teammates to attend funerals
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WWBT) - The New England Patriots lent its team plane to the University of Virginia recently so players and staff could attend the funerals of the teammates killed in a shooting on Nov. 13, according to multiple reports.
The plane was spotted at the Charlottesville airport last week ahead of the funerals for Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry.
Chandler was from the Virginia Beach area, Davis was from South Carolina, and Perry was from Florida.
A fourth player, Mike Hollins, was shot but was discharged from the hospital.
“They were so lovable and respectful and just had a bright future,” said Latisha Wicks, who has a son, Dontayvion Wicks, that plays on the team.
The Patriots had a bye week on Sunday, making the team plane available to UVA.
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