Jets head coach Robert Saleh wore an Oxford High School t-shirt to his press conference on Friday afternoon, choosing to salute those who lost their lives in the tragic school shooting in Michigan earlier this week.
“I know it’s not New Jersey, but I’m recognizing Oxford High School,” Saleh said. “Obviously everyone is familiar with the shooting; I grew up an hour from there, and I wanted to recognize Madisyn Baldwin, Hana St.
Juliana, Justin Shilling, and Tate Myre. Tate obviously played for the football team.”
Saleh is a Michigander through and through, born and raised in Dearborn, just southwest of Detroit proper. He played his college football at Northern Michigan (a D-II school on the U.P. in Marquette) and started his coaching career with two years at Michigan State and one at Central Michigan.
Oxford is about 45 miles northwest of Detroit, and Saleh was heartbroken by what that took place in his home state.
“An absolute tragedy, but through that tragedy there’s a lot of heroes that take place,” he said.
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