Floyd Death Spurs Action In Minn. Sports For Societal Change
MINNEAPOLIS -- AP -- The death of George Floyd hit close to home for Minnesota sports figures. Floyd was killed last month a couple of miles from the Vikings' stadium. Reactions to his death and toward the issue of racial justice has spurred a surge of action within the Vikings and other Twin Cities teams.
All-Pro linebacker Eric Kendricks has been one of the most outspoken. He was one of 10 players who met with Minneapolis police about ways to help. Vikings owners have pledged $5 million to organizations fighting hate, racism and inequality. The family that owns the Twins has committed $25 million.
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