KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Social media exploded with reaction and emotions after the Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to Zaevion Dobson’s family Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards, ranging from celebrities and sports figures to everyday people, hearing Zaevion’s story for the first time – moved to tears.
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The hashtag #ZaevionDobson also became a national trending topic.
Former Vol and current Kansas City Chief Eric Berry, who was awarded an ESPY himself for Best Comeback after returning to football following a battle with cancer, wrote a moving article about becoming friends with Zaevion and his brother Zac, and receiving the heartbreaking news that Zaevion had been killed.
More online: Read Eric Berry’s article