Gasser’s relatives were stunned by the news, says NOLA.com. “He’s the best guy, the most generous guy,” said his sister Sharon Weileman by phone, her voice quavering. “I have no idea what happened. I can’t even talk right now.”
Gasser’s daughter, Candice Gasser-Bua, said: “I’m speechless at the moment,” adding. “I’m still trying to wrap my head around what happened.”
Gasser’s relatives described him as the owner of a telecommunications company. A company called “Lan-Tel” is registered in Louisiana corporate records to Ronald A. Gasser at a New Orleans address. Lan-Tel is currently listed as “inactive.”
McKnight’s stepfather, Elmo Lee said McKnight was trying to get back into the NFL and was about to be signed by the Minnesota Vikings:
“I just want people to know that this was not a troubled kid. The boy was just trying to make it back in the NFL, that’s all he wanted to do,” Lee told Fox8Live. “That was his whole dream since six years old. I’ve been knowing him from six, and this is just senseless, and it has to stop. Somewhere it has to stop.”
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