The Rush: With no sports to stick to, athletes mobilize over death of George Floyd

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It’s Monday, June 1, 2020 and here’s how the sports world is reacting to the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd:

  • Former NBA player Stephen Jackson was close with Mr. Floyd and made an impassioned plea in memory of his friend.

  • Jaylen Brown of the Celtics drove through the night to lead a peaceful protest and Lonnie Walker of the Spurs helped clean his city after a night of vandalism.

  • Roger Goodell released a memo promising that the NFL understands that there’s still an urgent need for action.

  • A former NFL executive admitted what the world already knew, that Colin Kaepernick was blackballed for kneeling.

  • 49ers owner Jed York pledged $1 million to organizations that create change, leading to a Twitter feud between Torrey Smith and Eric Reid.

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