Skip to comments.PSA honoring Botham Jeanís life will be shown during Super Bowl as part of NFL partnership
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 familys foundation and the NFL, according to the familys lawyer.
The 2-minute video was released online Wednesday and shows the human cost of police brutality from the Jean familys 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-Zs company Roc Nation and the NFL and narrated by the Jeans, didnt 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...
I sure NFL fans will be delighted with this rabble rousing.
Oh..how fun to watch football and relax.
What a racist bunch of crap
Who cares? It happened
Its nothing compared all the racial crimes of blacks against everybody else
Oh brother. Another reason NOT to watch the Super Bowl.
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.
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.
As opposed to the human cost of what generations of liberal appeasement age victim mentality has done.
Age = and
The NFL finds another way to chase away it’s customers. They seem to be stuck on stoopid.
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.
PSA? Pacific Southwest Airlines is still flying?
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.
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 ...
BOYCOTT THE NFL! .........Again
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.
Just intensified my bigotry. Go back to Africa.. complain there
This pandering, making the viewers sit through a short statement with the divisive, racist overtones is pure horseshit. Why I dont watch any pro football.
What are they thinking?
The kopernick show was mishandled by the commissioners office and now they double down with this!
Ill be on the golf course that afternoon and after the sun goes down, dinner with my wife.
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