On Wednesday [September 21], Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman refused to take questions from reporters and instead spoke about at a press conference about racial injustice, Colin Kaepernick’s protest, and police shootings.
“I’m not going to answer any questions today, and it’s no offense to you guys, but I think the state of things in the world today, is very interesting. I think you have players that are trying to take a stand, and trying to be aware of social issues and try to make a stand and increase people’s awareness and put a spotlight on it and they’re being ignored,” Sherman said. “Whether they’re taking a knee or whether they’re locking arms, they’re trying to bring people together and unite them for a cause. And I think people are still misinformed. You know, the reason these guys are kneeling, the reason we’re locking arms, is to bring people together and make people aware that you know, this is not right. You know, it’s not right for people to be killed in the street.”
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 21, 2016