The fallout from the Oxford High School shooting was at the forefront of the Detroit Lions’ collective minds Sunday — which made for an emotional moment after their big win.
The Lions won their first game of the season on Sunday in a thriller of a match against the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to this, their record was 0-10-1, meaning they hadn’t won a single game all season.
Turns out, their victory meant more than just what appeared on paper … and the team’s QB, Jared Goff, made that clear in the post-game interview — making sure to point out that the game was dedicated to those affected by the deadly tragedy … which claimed 4 lives.
Check it out … he gets pretty emotional talking about what happened this week, saying sometimes certain moments are bigger than just sports … and this was one of them.
The Lions coach, Dan Campbell, echoed that with his own remarks … bestowing the game ball to the township of Oxford, and reading off the names of the deceased, among others.
Authorities allege the shooter was 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley … whom they suspect brought a gun from home, one which was purchased by his parents. Speaking of them, they too have been arrested and charged in connection to the deaths — this after going on the run.