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Family of slain CFL player Joe McKnight meets with district attorney

Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for CFL player Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot last week during a road rage dispute in suburban New Orleans
The family of Saskatchewan Roughrider Joe McKnight, shot and killed in a Louisiana road rage incident, has met with prosecutors to discuss the legal case. Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images

A lawyer for the family of slain CFL running back Joe McKnight said the player’s family has met with prosecutors to discuss the next steps in the legal case against his accused shooter.

Lawyer George Tucker told The New Orleans Advocate that McKnight’s mother, his sister and the mother of his child met with the district attorney on Tuesday.

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McKnight, who played for the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders last season, was shot and killed Dec. 1 after a road rage accident.

The man authorities said shot McKnight, Ronald Gasser, was arrested days later on a manslaughter charge. The delay in arresting Gasser angered many residents.

Gasser is currently being held on $500,000 bail and has a hearing on Dec. 21 to try to reduce the bail.

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Tucker called the meeting with the district attorney “informative and very encouraging.”