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Football player funeral Monday

Posted: Updated: May 15, 2013 11:35 AM

FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It was an emotional news conference in Farmerville Wednesday morning as Coach Joe Spatafora talked about the loss of a player.

Jaleel Gipson fractured a vertebrae at spring football practice last Thursday during a tackling drill and was taken off life support Monday morning.

His funeral will be held at the Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center on Monday at 1 P.M. with calling hours on Sunday.

Coach Spatafora says the team is still practicing, but a spring game is canceled.

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