2020-06-02

Former Sooners respond to the death of George Floyd

“Save the bullshit, ” Kenny Stillsresponse via Twitter to Roger Goodell's statement following protest across America after the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, an unarmed 59-year-old African-American, died while in police custody after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the back his neck.

Goodell, the Commissioner of the National Football League, offered sentiment recognizing the impact of the league, that is largely minority, on society.

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“The protesters’ reactions to these incidents reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel, ” Goodell issued in a  statement on the league’s official Twitter account on Saturday.

"As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL's commitment and our ongoing efforts," Gooddell added.

"There remains an urgent need for action. We recognize the power of our platform in communities and as part of the fabric of American society."

Stills known for being outspoken regarding social inequality isn’t alone as Kyler Murray, the top overall NFL draft pick in 2019, retweeted former President Barack Obama’s tweet.

On Tuesday, Murray called for accountability via Twitter.



Stills, Murray aren't alone as Adrian Peterson, who played ten seasons in Minneapolis, called for accountability of officers, too.

“There’s no way that I personally could sit there and watch another human being be murdered by hands of those who swore to protect us, ” Peterson tweeted on Wednesday.



On Monday, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young joined protestors at Andrews Park in Norman.

“I know this country’s in a messed up place right now,” Young told the peaceful demonstrators, via KOCO. “And for me, I just think it’s important that we all stick together and we stand up for what’s right."



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