Count Arkansas legend Darren McFadden’s family among those significantly impacted by the recent gun violence in Arkansas.
On Saturday, 28 people were wounded in a night club shooting in Little Rock, Ark.
On Monday evening, the Dallas Cowboys running back and Little Rock native confirmed that his nephew, as well as “some” of his relatives, were among those shot at the Power Ultra Lounge. McFadden, who says he was at home at the time of the shooting, rushed to the scene upon receiving a call from his nephew, who he says was one of the victims.
McFadden wrote a note to his Twitter followers on Monday evening thanking them for their support and asking that they respect his family’s privacy as it pertains to their medical status.
Amazingly, there have been no reported deaths and only two people are believed to be in critical condition after a gunman opened fire during a concert, reportedly spraying as many as 50 bullets into a crowded room. According to CNN, the shooting is believed to be gang related.
After being slowed by an offseason elbow injury in 2016, McFadden inked a one-year deal with Dallas Cowboys for the 2017 season.
Now 29 years old, the three-time All-SEC and two-time All-America running back is playing against time in his attempt to revive his pro career.
McFadden has 7,537 yards rushing in an NFL career. He began with the Oakland Raiders, who selected the Arkansas native with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 draft. McFadden spent the past two seasons in Dallas.
In 2015, McFadden rushed for 1,089 yards for the Cowboys. Injuries limited McFadden to 87 yards in three games last season. He is expected to back up Ezekiel Elliott, who seized the starting job as a rookie in 2016.