An attacked occurred on the campus of Ohio State on Monday morning. The first reports hit around 9:30 a.m. ET with news that there was an active shooter situation. It was later learned that the attacker used a knife, not a gun, and he was killed by police. Eight people have been hospitalized. These incidents transcend all types of boundaries and people from across the sports world reached out with positive words along with thoughts and prayers.
LeBron James grew up in Akron, plays in Cleveland and was on Ohio State’s campus Saturday for the football team’ game against Michigan, so he didn’t hesitate to tweet.
The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians also voiced support.
Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber is from Middletown, Ohio and offered prayers.
Ex-big leaguer Nick Swisher played for the Indians and was born in Columbus.
Jared Sullinger was born in Columbus and played basketball at Ohio State for three seasons.
Detroit Lions lineman Taylor Decker spent four years at Ohio State.
Former Chicago Bulls guard Jay Williams chimed in.
So did the official Penn State athletics Twitter along with Michigan freshman safety Khaleke Hudson.
And the University of Michigan reminded everyone what really matters and it’s not some dumb game between two overrated teams in November.
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