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Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey speaks on ‘good and bad’ cops

Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers

There have been a lot of calls for police and social justice reform in the United States and around the world lately. All those talks have sprouted other conversations, too, especially in the NFL and for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Those conversations circle around social justice and how police are viewed in society. It is something that a lot of professional athletes have been discussing.

And according to Joe Rutter of Triblive.com, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey weighed in on “good and bad” cops.

“I think it’s kind of obvious what my stance is,” Pouncey said. “Obviously, there are some bad apples in every organization. It’s hard to pinpoint and say every cop is bad. That truly is not the case. I work with a lot of them. I’m friends with a lot of them. I know there is an issue we can clean up. Hopefully we can all get on board.”

One thing that has come out of all of this, is politics in sports. Politics in sports has always been around. But now, it feels like it dominates every conversation.

Players and coaches have decided they should be using their platform to try and chance the world for the better. It’s hard to argue with the logic of it.

This has also sprouted a conversation about cops, and whether the system makes them “good or bad.”

Pouncey clearly has his point of view and made it pretty simple for everyone to understand. No, he does not think every cop is bad. In fact he makes sure to point out that he is “friends with a lot of them.”

At the same time though, the longtime Steelers center says that he knows “there is an issue we can clean up.” And he is clearly referring to the cops that he earlier referenced as “bad apples.”

Pouncey finishes his statement by saying that he hopes everyone can get on board. It would be nice if everyone got on the same page and we started progressing forward in a positive way.

Pouncey helped take us in the right direction with these comments. The Steelers veteran is keeping it civil and making his point, while also showing a very rational side. It’s hard to argue with his comments.