Bears release statement on shooting of Jacob Blake
|Thursday, August 27, 2020, 5:32 PM- -|
The Chicago Bears decided to pivot from away from a scheduled practice to a team meeting on Thursday after the shooting of 29-year old Jacob Blake.
The players on the team decided to release the following statement calling for action.
"In the wake of what has taken place in our backyard of Kenosha over the last couple of days, we as a team have a lot on our mind today," the statement read. "We decided to pause our football activities to voice to each other, our coaches and our staff where we stand on the real issues around race and police brutality in our country.
"We had a productive discussion, but we all agreed that talks and discussions are simply not enough anymore and we need action. We are putting in plans to take action in our communities and together we believe we can make a real difference. We need action not only today, but in the days to come."