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The latest on FIU running back Anthony Jones, shot in an Opa-locka drive-by

FIU football players shot in Opa-locka

Two football players are reported to have been shot in Opa-locka while visiting friends.
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Two football players are reported to have been shot in Opa-locka while visiting friends.

A week after being shot in an Opa-locka drive-by, FIU running back Anthony Jones is scheduled to be moved to a regular hospital room.

That’s according to a Facebook post by Jones’ mother, Betty Cook. Cook has been posting occasional updates since the Sept. 6 shooting of Jones and offensive lineman Mershawn Miller.

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Miller was shot in the arm and released by Friday morning. Jones was shot in the back and the face and underwent surgery. Cook said one of Jones’ eyes is swollen, but thanked God more damage wasn’t done.

Jones and FIU linebacker/defensive end Fermin Silva, who came to FIU with Jones out of Miami Central High as 2015 early enrollees, exchanged Tweets Thursday afternoon.

A tweet by Minneapolis Star-Tribune writer Andrew Krammer said Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, Jones’ nephew who was raised with Jones by Betty Cook, said Jones came out of a medically induced coma Tuesday and rejected the idea of Dalvin Cook flying down to visit him on the Vikings’ off day.

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