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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.

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.