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Following recent protests by players in various sports leagues, including the NBA, WNBA, MLS, MLB, and NHL, several NFL players are reportedly considering skipping a game at the start of the regular season.
Trotter described the players who are considering sitting down as “tired, frustrated and emotional. “
New York Giants players Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard told reporters on Thursday there was a possibility they could sit down to a game during the season to protest social injustice.
“I can’t really go and speak for the whole league, but, for us, it’s something we’re going to talk about in our [social justice] groups, within our team, ”Barkley said. What we talk about in player meetings stays in player meetings. “
Shepard said it was “something we’re going to talk about as a team “before he makes an official comment on the situation.
The Giants are scheduled to open the 2020 season on September 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium.
Troy Vincent, executive vice president of NFL football operations, appeared on ESPN Radio on Thursday Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin show (h / t Dan Graziano of ESPN) to say that the NFL is “don’t live in reality ”if he didn’t expect his players to stage some kind of strike like the NBA and WNBA players did.
The Detroit Lions called off Tuesday’s practice to expose Jacob Blake’s shooting by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Nine other teams called off practice Thursday to protest Blake’s shootout.
The 2020 NFL regular season is set to kick off on September 10 as the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium.