South Carolina's football team honors 'Emanuel Nine'

USUALLY, COLLEGE football players wear stickers on their helmets to signify individual or team accomplishments.

South Carolina is doing something powerfully different.

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The Gamecocks will wear stickers to commemorate the nine black men and women who were killed in a shooting June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

The sticker features a palmetto tree - the state tree - with nine doves flying around it.

"Our team felt like it would be appropriate to have a sticker on our helmet in honor and memory of the nine people that lost their lives in Charleston this summer," coach Steve Spurrier said yesterday.

Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, was arrested and charged with nine counts of murder and 33 other federal counts, including hate-crime charges.

He is in jail awaiting trial.

This is at least the second sports-related gesture involving the tragedy.

Jerry Richardson, the owner of the Carolina Panthers, donated $100,000 to the families of the "Emanuel Nine" to help cover funeral costs.

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