The wrongful death of Ahmaud Arbery has caught the attention of the world and the Players Coalition took some action. Anquan Boldin, who is the co-founder of the Players Coalition, spoke about the importance of Tom Brady signing the Arbery letter:
“I think it’s very significant. Especially having Tom be a guy who hasn’t been involved in politics at all,” Boldin said during an appearance on ESPN. “He’s kinda stayed away from it. But it just goes to show that people are tired of this happening. We’ve seen it over and over again, and far too long, we’ve allowed it to go on and not speak out about it. So to have someone like Tom Brady sign the letter, it was very significant.”
Back on February 23, Arbery was murdered by Travis and Greg McMichael while he was jogging near his home. However, recently the video of the shooting made its way onto social media for everyone to see.
As a result, the Players Coalition compiled a letter that was sent to Attorney General William Barr. Within the letter, the Players Coalition requests that Barr treat the shooting death of Arbery as a federal investigation.
In addition, the letter was signed by current and former athletes. The athletes who signed it are longing for the proper punishments to be handed to the culprits of the egregious murder.
Besides Boldin, Tom Brady was one of the athletes to sign his name on the letter. Of course, Brady's name carries a ton of weight in any conversation.
Altogether, there were 60 sports figures that chose to add their name to the letter. However, hopefully with Brady's name attached to it, the letter can serve the purpose that the Players Coalition intended it to.