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PSA honoring Botham Jeanís life will be shown during Super Bowl as part of NFL partnership
Dallas News ^ | 01 22 2020 | Dana Branham

Posted on 01/22/2020 7:00:22 PM PST by yesthatjallen

A public-service announcement honoring the life of Botham Jean will be shown during the Super Bowl as part of a partnership between the Jean family’s foundation and the NFL, according to the family’s lawyer.

The 2-minute video was released online Wednesday and shows the “human cost of police brutality” from the Jean family’s perspective, said attorney Lee Merritt.

Jean, 26, was fatally shot in his own apartment in 2018 by former Dallas officer Amber Guyger, who was convicted of murder last year and is now serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Merritt said the video, produced by Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation and the NFL and narrated by the Jeans, didn’t come without its own controversy, noting the backlash Colin Kaepernick and other players faced when they protested police brutality on the field.

“Since then, the NFL has worked to see what they could do to try to right their wrongs,” Merritt said. “This isn't the compromise that I was hoping for. I was hoping that the players would be released to resume their on-the-field protest. But this is a step in the right direction.”

The Jean family was at first reluctant to work with the NFL to create the video for those reasons, he said.

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KEYWORDS: jayz; nfl; superbowl
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1 posted on 01/22/2020 7:00:22 PM PST by yesthatjallen
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I sure NFL fans will be delighted with this rabble rousing.


2 posted on 01/22/2020 7:01:57 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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Oh..how fun to watch football and relax.


3 posted on 01/22/2020 7:02:14 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie ( BEST ELECTION EVER....MAGA)
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Superbowl...how perfect.


4 posted on 01/22/2020 7:02:50 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie ( BEST ELECTION EVER....MAGA)
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To: yesthatjallen

What a racist bunch of crap

Who cares? It happened

It’s nothing compared all the racial crimes of blacks against everybody else


5 posted on 01/22/2020 7:04:21 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Guns up . . . We comin’ PS: Eric The Blower Ciaramella. PASS IT ON)
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Oh brother. Another reason NOT to watch the Super Bowl.


6 posted on 01/22/2020 7:05:51 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Vote Democrat? Loser)
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To: yesthatjallen

The significance of this was...that it was a police officer. And likely because of it being a police officer, when it was investigated, the off duty officer was found criminally liable for their actions and sentenced to prison - a ten year sentence that would never be handed out in Chicago for a gang member shooting another (or even shooting a child.)

This is police brutality in the United States. This the NFL enshrines as police brutality. This they waste everyone’s time with.

Good going NFL. I was going to watch the Superbowl.


7 posted on 01/22/2020 7:08:11 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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I don’t think this particular case is a great example of police brutality. Some stupid gal, that just happened to be a cop, walked into the wrong apartment and shot this guy.


8 posted on 01/22/2020 7:09:48 PM PST by shotgun
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As opposed to the human cost of what generations of liberal appeasement age victim mentality has done.


9 posted on 01/22/2020 7:10:13 PM PST by Yogafist
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Age = and


10 posted on 01/22/2020 7:10:47 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: yesthatjallen

The NFL finds another way to chase away it’s customers. They seem to be stuck on stoopid.


11 posted on 01/22/2020 7:11:47 PM PST by certrtwngnut (4- Do something,,,,even if it's wrong.)
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Jean’s death was a tragic mistake and the shooter had her day in court and was found guilty. There was no police brutality involved whatsoever.


12 posted on 01/22/2020 7:13:54 PM PST by Repealthe17thAmendment
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PSA? Pacific Southwest Airlines is still flying?


13 posted on 01/22/2020 7:13:59 PM PST by HighSierra5
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Merritt said. “This isn't the compromise that I was hoping for. I was hoping that the players would be released to resume their on-the-field protest. But this is a step in the right direction.”

Well, go ahead and do it. It cost 18% of the NFL TV audience last time and I expect the loss would be even higher if resumed.

14 posted on 01/22/2020 7:14:08 PM PST by Will88 (The only people opposing voter ID are those benefiting from voter fraud.)
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> Good going NFL. I was going to watch the Superbowl.

As I keep explaining to my better half who hates politics, the left has made EVERYTHING political where its impossible to avoid getting bombarded with their ideology.

And whatever they can't completely control they destroy, since to them "Nineteen Eighty Four" is an operations manual ...

15 posted on 01/22/2020 7:15:52 PM PST by SecondAmendment (This just proves my latest theory ... LEFTISTS RUIN EVERYTHIN)
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BOYCOTT THE NFL! ™.........Again


16 posted on 01/22/2020 7:17:45 PM PST by Road Warrior Ď04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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Thank you NFL. Now I have a reason to go to a half empty mall, and sit in the food court and read the entire afternoon while the Super Bowl is being televised. Instead of this fake problem called police brutality why doesn’t the NFL and its Black players concentrate on the real tragedy in their communities, namely Black on Black crime. Do they care that Black men will lose their lives to other Black men in Chicago, DC, Detroit, NYC and other big cites across this country this Super Bowl weekend? Nope. Doesn’t fit the agenda theme of White racism keeping the Black man down.


17 posted on 01/22/2020 7:21:30 PM PST by dowcaet
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Who?


18 posted on 01/22/2020 7:21:31 PM PST by justme4now (Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it)
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To: Road Warrior ¬Ď04

Just intensified my bigotry. Go back to Africa.. complain there


19 posted on 01/22/2020 7:21:55 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie ( BEST ELECTION EVER....MAGA)
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To: yesthatjallen

This pandering, making the viewers sit through a short statement with the divisive, racist overtones is pure horseshit. Why I don’t watch any pro football.
What are they thinking?
The kopernick show was mishandled by the commissioner’s office and now they double down with this!
I’ll be on the golf course that afternoon and after the sun goes down, dinner with my wife.


20 posted on 01/22/2020 7:23:04 PM PST by BatGuano (Ya don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do Ya?)
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