Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett spoke out publicly Tuesday about recent violence in the United States, saying it’s time to unite during “a dark time for our country.”
Forsett’s 619-word blog post was spurred by recent shootings in Dallas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
“I’m tired of seeing dead bodies,” Forsett said. “We are seeing it so often, but that doesn’t mean we can become callous to it. As a black male with two black sons, this is scary. My boys are going to grow up and I’m not always going to be with them. I want their encounter with police to be different than what I am seeing on TV right now.”