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- And it resurfaced an earlier story about football coach Jim Mora
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UConn football coach Jim Mora has denied a bizarre story claiming he knew the identity of Tupac Shakur’s killer.
Rivals head of basketball Rob Cassidy tweeted the curious suggestion in January 2022, and it also involved Steelers running back Najee Harris.
“Najee Harris once told me that Jim Mora told him he knew who killed Tupac during a recruiting visit, and I never stopped thinking about it,” Cassidy said.
And when Duane “Keffe D” Davis was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of murder for the 1996 slaying, Cassidy’s story was repeated many times, as a tweet together it delivered a whopping 5.1 million impressions.
However, Mora vehemently denied the story and told it to the newspaper LA times that it was a ‘complete fabrication’.
UConn football coach Jim Mora was mentioned in a bizarre story about the murder of Tupac Shakur
The story claimed that Najee Harris said Mora told him he knew the identity of Tupac Shakur’s killer
Duane “Keffe D” Davis admitted to police in 2009 that he played a role in the murder of Tupac Shakur, right, but did so as part of a supply deal
“I doubt Najee ever said it because it never happened,” he said.
Cassidy, meanwhile, stood by his reporting, saying the conversation with Harris took place in 2016 during a camp at Fullerton College.
Cassidy said Harris smiled and gave him a “non-answer” when he asked the running back if Mora had revealed who Shakur’s killer was.
Mora was the coach at UCLA at the time the story allegedly took place.
He coached at the school from 2012 to 2017 before taking the Connecticut job last year.
Davis, a former gang leader, admitted to police in 2009 that he played a role in the killing, but reportedly did so as part of a supply deal.