Roger Goodell, wife donate to fund for family of soldier slain in Niger
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and wife Jane Skinner Goodell have made a donation to a scholarship fund created for the children of one of the soldiers slain in Niger earlier this month, per a tweet from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
.@nflcommish & wife Jane gave $7.5K to the scholarship fund of Sgt La David Johnson, a US soldiers killed in Niger https://t.co/1ywQJbZS9L
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 20, 2017
Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson was among the four American soldiers killed in an ambush on Oct. 4. He left behind two children, ages 2 and 6, and his wife, who is currently pregnant with their third child. A GoFundMe page was created with the goal to raise scholarship funds for the children. Over $600,000 of the $1 million goal has been met as of Friday afternoon.
It merits noting that the Johnson family has found itself ensnared in a controversy in the wake of a phone call placed to Johnson’s widow by President Donald Trump, who has been waging an all-out war against the NFL in recent weeks.