Monday, October 19, 2009
Another Life Lost....
Jasper Howard, 20, of Miami, and another student were stabbed during a fight after a fire alarm was pulled during a university sanctioned dance at the UConn Student Union just after 12:30 a.m., police said.
Police had not identified a suspect or released the name of the other victim. Connecticut coach Randy Edsall said the team was heartbroken and devastated over the loss of Howard, a junior and the team's starting cornerback who came to the school to get away from the violence on the streets of his hometown. He became the first person in his family to go to college. "I know this," Edsall said, his eyes red and welling with tears, "he loved UConn; he loved his teammates; he loved everything about this." Edsall said Howard's death was especially tragic because he was about to become a father. No additional information about the expectant mother, who Edsall identified as Howard's girlfriend, was provided by police or the university
- To the family of Jasper Howard, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. In all seriousness this violence needs to stop. First Derrion Albert and Now Jasper. Rest In Peace.