DeAndre Hopkins will donate NFL playoff check to slain 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes' family

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DeAndre Hopkins has found a way to honor Jazmine Barnes, a 7-year-old girl who was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Houston.

The Texans wide receiver announced Thursday on Twitter that he plans to donate his wild-card round playoff check to Barnes’ family to help cover funeral costs. He also said he would work to support local law enforcement in the effort of bringing Barnes’ killer to justice.

“The city of Houston is always supportive of me, this team, so I felt in my heart it’s only right that I give back to those who are down,” Hopkins said of his decision to help Barnes’ family on Thursday.

His check for the wild-card game against the Colts on Saturday is worth $29,000, according to ESPN.

Hopkins wrote, “When I see Jazmine Barnes’ face, I see my own daughter. I’m pledging my playoff check this week to help her family with funeral costs and to support @shaunking @SherriffED_HCSO @SylvesterTurner in bringing this man to justice. On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine.”

Barnes was killed Sunday while riding inside a vehicle with her mother, LaPorsha Washington, and two sisters on their way to a convenience store, CNN.com reported. The sheriff’s office said a man in a red or maroon pickup truck pulled up next to their car and starting firing for unknown reasons. 

Hopkins said he will dedicate Saturday’s game to Barnes as the Texans and Colts face off in their wild-card game with kickoff set for 4:35 p.m. ET.