CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins made a bold statement over police violence when he hit the field Sunday afternoon.
Hawkins wore a shirt that read:
‘Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford’.
Rice, 12, was shot and killed last month by a rookie Cleveland Police Officer. John Crawford was killed inside a Walmart by officers in Dayton.
At the time of their shootings Rice had a toy gun in his possession while Crawford was holding a BB gun.
The Browns released the following statement:
“We have great respect for the Cleveland Police Department and the work that they do to protect and serve our city. We also respect our players’ rights to project their support and bring awareness to issues that are important to them if done so in a responsible manner.’
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