The death of George Floyd continues to spark outrage across the country, and many athletes are doing their part to speak out against racism and police brutality in various different ways.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has made one of the biggest contributions to the movement by pledging $1 million "to improve police training and address systematic racism through education and advocacy in our country."
The post contained Prescott's first comments since the death of Floyd, and the 26-year-old even revealed he's been experiencing anxiety without football amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While Prescott noted he respects the police, he wants to see some changes and will stand by them in the reform process.
"I have the utmost respect for those of you with a passion for protecting and serving your communities. When you chose to wear the badge of a police officer, you pledged to PROTECT life and property through the enforcement of our laws and regulations. How can you claim to uphold the law when those within your ranks don't abide by it? You need to hold your own accountable. Each of you are as guilty as the men who stood beside Derek Chauvin if you do not stand up against the systemic racism plaguing our police forces nationwide. TAKE ACTION!"
Prescott's donation comes after Floyd, an African American man, died last week while being violently apprehended by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
The 46-year-old was pinned to the ground by Chauvin, who then proceeded to kneel on his neck and prevent him from breathing. Floyd pleaded for his life and even told officer Chauvin he couldn't breathe, but Chauvin refused to move off his neck.
Floyd was later pronounced dead at the hospital, and Chauvin was arrested Friday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
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