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Joe Burrow calls for Americans to support black community in wake of George Floyd's death

3 years 1 week 2 days ago Friday, May 29 2020 May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 1:42 PM May 29, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Newly-drafted LSU quarterback Joe Burrow took to social media Friday and asked his followers to "open your ears, listen and speak" amid violent protests sparked by George Floyd's death in police custody.

Burrow's tweet Friday was the latest in a flood of public statements from athletes, officials and celebrities condemning the actions of Minneapolis police officers who were caught violently arresting Floyd on video.

The officer seen kneeling on Floyd's neck in the now-viral video was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Burrow was drafted first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman Trophy and leading LSU to its first national title since 2007 this past season. 

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