INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WHDH) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is donating $25,000 to establish the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship in memory of the former linebacker who was killed in a traffic accident Feb. 4.
Irsay issued a statement Monday calling Jackson a “wonderful young man” who is already missed. Irsay says he wants to honor Jackson’s memory, determination, work ethic and character and that he will work with Jackson’s family to establish guidelines for a scholarship that will be awarded annually.
Irsay again sent condolences to the family of Jeffrey Monroe, Jackson’s Uber driver, who also was killed in the accident. Irsay has offered to pay for the funerals of both men.
Jackson’s funeral was held Monday in his hometown of Atlanta. Friends, family and teammates all attended the service.
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