Raiders’ Mark Davis: `I’m surprised the violence hasn’t been much worse’

Raiders’ Mark Davis: `I’m surprised the violence hasn’t been much worse’

Raiders owner Mark Davis expressed his feelings Sunday night in the wake of protests over the killing of George Floyd.

Davis issued the following statement on Twitter as protests throughout the country continued after the May 25 death of Floyd, who was being detained by police after a traffic spot and died with a knee to his neck while saying he couldn’t breathe.

“To Watch a Man Be Murdered By A Uniformed Police Officer Kneeling On The Man’s Throat For 9 Minutes While 3 Uniformed Police Officers Either Assisted Or Stood By Watching Is Disturbing Is Disturbing in Too Many Ways. To Be Honest I’m Surprised That The Resulting Violence Hasn’t Been Much Worse.

“Emotions Are High. The Temperature Is Hot. And There’s Static In The Air. But Burning Your Brother’s House Down Ultimately is Not The Answer. Not Only Do We Have To Tell People There Is Something Wrong. We Have To Come Up With Solutions. That’s The Challenge In Front Of Us. Not Only As Americans. But As Human Beings.”

Earlier in the day, Raiders second-year defensive end Maxx Crosby on Twitter said “As A White Man In America I Will Never Understand What It Feels Like To Be Mistreated And Misrepresented On A Daily Basis. But As A Man Who Has Close Friends, Teammates & Coaches Who Are African American, I Would Be A Coward If I Were To Stay Quiet. If You Stand for Nothing, You’ll Fall For Anything. I Love Y’all And Want You To Know I’m Here With You During This Awful Time. My Prayers Go Out to George Floyd And His Family.”

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Author: Jerry McDonald