Father of slain Washburn University football player to cheer team on

Father of slain Washburn University football player to cheer team on


ABOUT WHY HE’S STILL CHEERING
THEM ON. REPORTER: ON IMPORTANT DAYS, IT
IS BEST TO LOOK SHARP. FOR NAVARRO SIMMONS, TODAY IS
ONE OF THOSE DAYS.>>I’M GOING TO GET THROUGH IT. I’M LEANING ON GOD. I’M TRYING TO PRESS FORWARD. REPORTER: TONIGHT WOULD HAVE
BEEN THE FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL
GAME OF HIS SON’S SENIOR YEAR.>>THAT’S GOING TO BE HARD THIS
YEAR EVERY SATURDAY NOT BEING
ABLE TO SEE HIM PLAY BALL. REPORTER: IN APRIL, 23-YEAR-OLD
DWANE SIMMONS WAS SHOT AND
KILLED BY A SINGLE BULLET. GO DOWN THERE AND JUST BE
AROUND THE TEAMMATES. REPORTER: TONIGHT DAD SUPPORTS
THE TEAM.>>I’M GOING TO PUT A SMILE ON. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE MIXED. REPORTER: IN HONOR OF SIMMONS,
NUMBER 17 WILL BE A DECAL ON
EVERY PLAYER’S HELMET. AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, AT
EACH GAME, A DIFFERENT PLAYER
WILL WEAR SIMMONS’ JERSEY.>>POPS, I’M GOING TO GET YOU
ONE TODAY. REPORTER: DWANE WON’T BE THERE
TO PLAY DEFENSE, SO SOMEONE ELSE
WILL HAVE TO GET THE
INTERCEPTION.>>I’M SURE THAT AT SOME POINT,
I WILL BE OVERCOME WITH EMOTION
, BUT WHEN THAT TIME COMES, I
WILL LET THEM FLOW. REPORTER: TOMORROW ISN’T
GUARANTEED. SO HE SAYS LIVE EACH DAY YOUR
BEST LIFE, THAT’S WHAT DWANE WAS
ALL ABOU
>>TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED. JUST LIVE YOUR LIFE THAT’S GOING
TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR

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