Perspective | NFL Players And The Value — And Potential Cost — Of Political Activism

Perspective | NFL players and the value — and potential cost — of political activism

Anquan Boldin spoke calmly, confidently, clearly late Thursday morning. He would have been in this chair, in front of this microphone, speaking about the relationship between police and the communities they serve even if he didn’t have a story to tell.But he had a story. So he told it.
He told it as part athlete and part activist. “Athlete” is what he is known as, a 14-year NFL veteran, a Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens, a wide receiver with more than 1,000 career catches. “Activist” is what he is swiftly becoming because he first came to this …

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