With protests and demonstrations continuing nationwide after the death of George Floyd, the Ohio State Football program released a powerful 60 second "Fight For Change" and "Black Lives Matter" video. Floyd died in police custody last week after Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him down by kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes. The Buckeye video begins with defensive end Jonathon Cooper saying "Don't ignore George Floyd." Several key players including receiver Chris Olave, offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, defensive back Shaun Wade, quarterback Justin Fields, center Josh Myers and linebackers Tuf Borland and Pete Werner are among those featured. It concludes with coach Ryan Day saying "As a team we've committed ourselves to fight for change and now we're asking you to join us." The video was posted Monday and has drawn praise nationally. It has gone viral with nearly one million views on Twitter. If you haven't seen it, you can check it out below.
In addition to the post from Buckeye Football, the Blue Jackets and the Crew posted statements speaking out against racism and calling for unity. You can see them here.