“This Is About Human Decency” – Baltimore Ravens QB Calls for Equal Rights and Justice

Published 06/12/2020, 3:30 PM EDT


Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback, Robert Griffin III, tweeted on Friday about equal rights and justice for everyone. This comes in the wake of the ongoing protests relating to George Floyd’s death and the call to end systematic racism in America.

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Griffin said that civil rights aren’t like a pie. A call for equal rights for a section of the population certainly doesn’t mean lesser rights for another section. Griffin has been very vocal about the social injustice in America. He has been constantly tweeted about the unfortunate incidents the black community has to experience time and again.

In fact, his Twitter account is filled with tweets about the movement and how it’s time for real change.

Perhaps the most important tweet of all is this one –

The quarterback feels obligated to use the platform that he has to speak out. “When I became a professional athlete, I understood the platform that you have, and how you use that platform is a direct reflection of your character,” said Griffin. “I always want to be able to speak freely and speak up for what I believe is right.”

While speaking about the issue of prevalent racism in America, Griffin said, “This isn’t a black-white issue. This is about human decency. If we as a country say we’re going to provide liberty and justice for all, then we should provide it.

The Robert Griffin III Foundation is selling bands and T-shirts to raise money to fund social justice initiatives. There is also a GoFundMe campaign on Griffin’s website to support the foundation’s work with organizations in Baltimore, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Central Texas. The foundation aims to raise $1 million over the coming days.

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Griffin’s plans for the 2020 Season with the Baltimore Ravens

Robert Griffin III was drafted second overall by the Washington Redskins in 2012. He is a Pro Bowler and was awarded the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012. But he is now a backup to Lamar Jackson and (formerly) Joe Flacco.

Griffin, however, said, “I want to be a starter again. I’m 30 years old, and quarterbacks are playing into their 40s now. There’s a lot of time left to still go achieve all the dreams and goals I set for myself,” on ‘The Matt Mosley Show‘.

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RG3 might have finished with only one touchdown and 225 passing yards last season, but he proved very well that he still has the mobility that brought him fame in NFL.

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