Multiple reports are confirming that former Edmonton Eskimos Joe McKnight has been shot in Killed in New Orleans.
McKnight was shot multiple times in Terrytown, Louisiana, 15 minutes from New Orleans, in what is believed to be a traffic dispute.
He last played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders playing in three games rushing for a total of 233 yards.
Many have since taken to Twitter to send their thoughts to McKnight’s family including his former team, the Edmonton Eskimos.
We’re saddened by the tragic death of Joe McKnight and extend our deepest condolences to Joe’s family, friends and the Riders organization
— Edmonton Eskimos (@EdmontonEsks) December 1, 2016
McKnight also played in the NFL for the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs. His biggest play could go down as the 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Houston Texans back in 2012.