UVA shooting underscores the work needed to be ‘to rid our society of gun violence,’ NFL player says

 

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Morgan Moses released a statement through the team sending his condolences to those affected by the University of Virginia football shooting.

Moses, who played at Virginia before entering the NFL in 2014, said the shooting underscored “how much work must be done to rid our society of gun violence.”

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Offensive tackle Morgan Moses, #78 of the Baltimore Ravens, blocks linebacker Von Miller, #40 of the Buffalo Bills, at M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 2, 2022 in Baltimore.
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“My heart and condolences go out to the University of Virginia community and all the families who have been affected by Sunday night’s tragedy,” Moses said. “What happened at my alma mater not only saddens me, but once again reaffirms how much work must be done to rid our society of gun violence.

“With yet another senseless shooting, we lost some great young men in the making – young men with futures, young men who have the ability and desire to create positive change in today’s world.

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Morgan Moses, #78 of the Baltimore Ravens, warms up before the game against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022 in Baltimore.
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“I firmly believe that we must commit to pulling together as one so our country – especially in places of learning – becomes a safer place.”

The University of Virginia canceled their final home game of the season earlier in wake of the devastating shooting.

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Memorial flowers and notes line walkway at Scott Stadium after three football players were killed in a shooting on the grounds of the University of Virginia Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022, in Charlottesville. Virginia.
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“The Virginia athletics department announced today (Nov. 16) the Cavaliers’ home football game vs. Coastal Carolina scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 has been canceled,” the school said. “The decision was made following the shooting of five students on Grounds Sunday night. The incident resulted in the deaths of three members of the UVA team – Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry,” the school said.”