Colin Kaepernick, Sue Bird, and other athletes express solidarity with Michael Bennett
Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 1 week ago
thinkprogress.org 1 week ago
Colin Kaepernick, WNBA legend Sue Bird, tennis champion Martina Navritalova, NFL safety Eric Reid, Olympian and civil rights icon John Carlos, and U.S. soccer great Megan Rapinoe were among an esteemed group of athletes and activists on Wednesday to publicly offer their support and solidarity to Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who has faced immense backlash in the past week since publicly accusing the Las Vegas Police Department of racially profiling him and treating him with excessive force. “Since Bennett publicized his encounter with the LVMPD, a spokesperson for the police has confirmed that it is conducting an investigation ...