Bengals' Auden Tate, Bills' Ray-Ray McCloud Help Clean Up After Tampa Protests

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIJune 1, 2020

CINCINNATI, OHIO - DECEMBER 01: Auden Tate #19 of the Cincinnati Bengals walks on the field before the NFL football game against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers and University of South Florida quarterback Jordan McCloud were among native Florida football players to help cleanup efforts following protests in Tampa, Florida:

Grace Remington @GraceRemiWTSP

Cadi Molina, Ish Witter, Devin Santana, Jeffery Suarez, James Everett, Raheem Wilson are former Tampa prep/college players who also helped.


Former Blake High School and Sickles High School athletes and current NFL players @rodgers_isaiah and @RMIII_34 helped assemble a clean-up crew to help clean the city of Tampa https://t.co/LcnJz0EWip https://t.co/VjmddrMQfV

Protests have unfurled across the country following the death of 46-year-old George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis police Monday. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of Floyd's neck for minutes, and Floyd was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly afterward.

Tate and McCloud were vocal on Twitter this week:

Auden Tate @lil_t8te

🖤💯 https://t.co/ulMaZ8XYIT

RayRay McCloud III @RMIII_34

#ToughTimesDontLastToughpplDo https://t.co/kAFTP6f2C3

The city of Tampa enacted a curfew until further notice from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET.