NFL Star J.J. Watt To Pay For Funerals Of Victims Of Waukesha Parade Attack: Report

Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to cover the funeral costs for all the victims of the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre according to local media reports. 

The NFL star is a Waukesha native who graduated from Peewauken High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At least six people were killed and dozens more were injured after Darrell Brooks committed an unthinkable crime and plowed into the parade crowd with his SUV.

According to local journalist Cory Jennerjohn. “J.J. Watt is covering the funeral costs for everyone that lost their life in the Waukesha Christmas Parade. That is an amazing gesture. He has such a huge heart.”

Watt took to Twitter after the incident to say:

“Just now seeing what happened at the holiday parade back home in Waukesha tonight.

“Horrific images. Truly hoping everyone is going to be ok and those involved are now safe.

“Thankful to everyone who rushed to action and helped the wounded.

The six victims were identified as:

81-year-old Wilhelm Hospel 

79-year-old Virginia Sorenson

71-year-old LeAnna Owen

52-year-old Tamara Durand

52-year-old Jane Kulich.

8-year-old Jackson Sparks