Broncos Players, Coaches Planning March at Colorado State Capitol amid Protests

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 5, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28:  A general view of a  Denver Broncos helmet on the field prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 28, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Members of the Denver Broncos have organized a peaceful protest on Saturday at the Colorado State Capitol.

Per Troy Renck of Denver's ABC 7, Broncos players and coaches will meet at the Capitol around 12 p.m. local time and could potentially speak with local law enforcement and government officials. 

Safety Kareem Jackson told reporters on a Zoom call earlier this week that it was time "to put some action behind the conversation" amid ongoing protests across the country after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin:

"Because if not, those things will continue to happen. But that's definitely unacceptable. It's horrifying to see those types of things and just to think about his family and for them to have to watch that. I know how it affected me; I know how it affected some of the other people around the world. Just to think about his family and them having to watch that, it's sad."

The Broncos are the second NFL team to organize a protest. The Jacksonville Jaguars held one on Friday, marching from their own stadium to the steps of the local sheriff's department. 

According to Renck, Denver citizens are also planning a peaceful protest that will begin at 3 p.m. local time that could also include members of the Broncos organization. 

 

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