Stills questions lack of support for Kaepernick

From ESPN - September 13, 2017

OXNARD, Calif. -- Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills questioned Thursday why the NFL and players did not support Colin Kaepernick and his peaceful protests against racial injustice and police brutality that sparked a movement toward social activism last year.

In a series of tweets, Stills went on to challenge his fellow players to get behind Kaepernick; he was disappointed that no player responded.

"I feel like the league is majority African-American, and you would think more people would have one of our guy's back," Stills said. "You talk about the NFL being a brotherhood. They give us this presentation every year about the NFL being a brotherhood. And if something is going on with one of your brothers, I feel like we should be there to have his back and speak up for him."

Stills said he supports and has texted back and forth with Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who has showed his support for Kaepernick's protest against racial injustice by sitting during the national anthem this season.

Stills performed a similar demonstration last season, one of four Miami players kneeling during the national anthem all of the 2016 campaign. He won the Nat Moore Community Service Award for his commitment to serving the community last year.

Stills also took part in town hall meetings with law enforcement in South Florida and did a ride along with police.

Bennett recently accused police officers of racial profiling, saying they pointed guns at him and used excessive force during an incident in Las Vegas last month on Aug. 27 after the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.


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