Cowboys release statement on Kelvin Joseph's possible connection to fatal shooting
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Attorney Barry Sorrels has said in a statement that his client Kelvin Joseph was in the car from which Cameron Ray was shot dead but added it was not his client that killed the 20-year-old. On Friday, it was reported that Cowboys cornerback Joseph was a person of interest in the death investigation of 20-year-old Ray.
On March 18, Ray was shot dead after a bar altercation. "Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray," Sorrels said in a statement. "Mr. Ray's death is a tragedy, and Kelvin extends his deepest condolences for the family's loss.
On the night of March 17, Kelvin was unarmed and was not looking for violence. He found himself in a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent. Along with condolences to the Ray family, Kelvin apologizes to the Dallas community for being anywhere near this type of incident.
The investigation is ongoing, and we intend to respect the process."
The Cowboys aware of the Joseph incident
On Friday, The Dallas Morning News reported that Joseph was interviewed by the police. "The Dallas Cowboys are aware of the tragic incident that occurred in Dallas on March 18.
First and foremost, our hearts go out to Mr. Ray's family and loved ones. The organization is aware of Kelvin Joseph's possible connection to this incident. We are in contact with Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office.
We have no further comment at this time," the Cowboys said in a statement. In a recent Q&A session, Cowboys legend Michael Irvin identified the lack of mental aspect as the main reason for why the Cowboys haven't had success since the mid 1990s.
“It’s never been a talent thing with the Dallas Cowboys. It’s always been an execution thing — execution from the standpoint of making the plays when you need to and not beating yourself. And I think our Dallas Cowboys — we keep beating ourselves.
And sometimes, we have the tendency to take things for granted because we’re so talented. When you’re talented, you think your talent can overcome a lot of different things. But the game of football is more than just talent,” Smith said in a recent Q&A.“As we would say, the game is 10% physical and 90% mental.
I’m going to say that again — 10% physical and 90% mental. “I don’t think our team has understood the mental aspect of the game except for what’s required and the timeline of the sustainability of that mental focus."