NFL Players Create Powerful 'What If I was George Floyd' Video

To Send a Message to the League

June 5, 2020
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Doug Pensinger

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Yesterday was the memorial service for George Floyd and it was attended by thousands of people including a dozen Minnesota Vikings football players.

After the service, many of your favorite NFL players created a very powerful 'What If I Was George Floyd' video to send a message to the league asking them to change and admit silencing their players is wrong.  

The following players participated in the video: Mahomes, Davante Adams, Jamal Adams, Saquon Barkley, Anthony Barr, Odell Beckham, Ezekiel Elliott, Stephon Gilmore, DeAndre Hopkins, Eric Kendricks, Jarvis Landry, Marshon Lattimore, Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson, Sterling Shepard, Michael Thomas, Deshaun Watson, and Chase Young.

Before the video was posted this is what the NFL said in an official statement:

This is a time of self-reflection for all – the NFL is no exception. We stand with the black community because Black Lives Matter. Through Inspire Change, the NFL, Players and our partners have supported programs and initiatives throughout the country to address systemic racism. We will continue using our platform to challenge the injustice around us. To date we have donated $44 million to support hundreds of worthy organizations. This year, we are committing an additional $20 million to these causes and we will accelerate efforts to highlight their critical work. We know that we can and need to do more.

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Hopefully, this is just the first step the league will take to create real change for its players.