Vikings news: Eric Kendricks calls out NFL, wants answers after statement
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Vikings LB Eric Kendricks calls out NFL and demands answers after league statement

Eric Kendricks, Vikings

On Saturday, the NFL released a statement regarding the protests across the country following the tragic death of George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last week. Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league was “greatly saddened” by the events and that there “remains an urgent need for action.” Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks wasn’t moved.

Kendricks took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his displeasure with Goodell’s diplomatic statement, questioning whether or not the NFL is actually attempting to do anything:

@NFL what actual steps are you taking to support the fight for justice and system reform? Your statement said nothing. Your league is built on black athletes. Vague answers do nothing. Let the players know what you’re ACTUALLY doing. And we know what silence means.

The Vikings veteran also included a revised picture of the NFL logo with the words “We Want Answers” in the center rather than the usual “NFL” lettering. Kendricks added,

“But we want answers at the league level. That’s where change can happen, and we’ve seen none. Because right now, it seems like nothing. And nothing is unacceptable. You can’t bring in people to teach us how we should interact with police but not work towards changing the behavior of the police themselves. Silence will not make this go away.”

Kendricks is just one of many players and coaches across the world of sports who have spoken out against the killing of Floyd. But he isn’t just speaking about it: He wants meaningful action to take place, much like everyone else.