Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Pledges $1 Million For Police Training Amid George Floyd’s Death
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is revealing his plan to break the disconnect between the black community and local law enforcement.
On Wednesday (June 3rd), the 2016 Rookie of The Year winner opened up about how the fallout from the George Floyd killing has affected him. The 26-year-old says even as a multiracial black man, he’s in support of those who have taken to the streets to protest such an injustice.
“As a Black Multiracial American, I am disgusted and unsettled! I stand to make a change! I stand to see our country whole! I stand to make our country equal! I stand to help our streets and communities trust one another! I stand for black lives! I stand for love!”
Dak also shares,
“As our communities take action, protesting and fighting for the justice of George and every black life, I am with you!”
He adds more of how he has dealt with fighting anxiety from the separation of football and the death of his brother,
“I have personally struggled, along with our country, since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Anxiety become something I had to understand and battle with as I searched to fine a purpose without the game of football around. I wanted to help make a change, be a part of something that fixed the pandemic. During that search, I lost an Idol, my brother. He and I share the same mission. Find a bigger purpose.”
Dak ends his message with his $1 million pledge to bridge the gap between citizens and the police.
“I plan to take action and pledge $1,000,000 to improve our police training and address systematic racism through education and advocacy in our country.”
As previously reported, all four officers responsible for the death of George Floyd, have now been arrested. Prior to the additional three officers, former officer, Derek Chauvin was arrested on May 29th on 3rd-degree murder charges and manslaughter. According to reports, his charges have now been upgraded to 2nd-degree murder.
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