Texans' Kenny Stills Shares Photos of Black Lives Matter Tattoo on Instagram

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJune 30, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 12:  Kenny Stills #12 of the Houston Texans catches a 54-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills showcased his new leg-sleeve tattoos in pictures posted Tuesday on Instagram

Here's a look at the tattoo, which illustrates images from the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements:

On Twitter, Stills has recently focused primarily on the nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality over the past month after George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed while in Minneapolis Police custody in May.

The 28-year-old Minnesota native is among the NFL players who've taken a knee during the national anthem over the past few years to protest racial injustice and police brutality. The protest was originally started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

In January 2019, he told Cameron Wolfe of The Undefeated he understood it was a decision that could ultimately have a negative impact on his playing career.

"I'd hope it doesn't come to that. I hope my work over the last three years speaks for itself. But I've seen it happen in this league and things change," Stills said. "I'm prepared if I end up on the street and nobody signs me. I'm fine with it."

He added: "Injustice to one person is injustice to all. If they'll do that to Kap, they'll do it to any of us."

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Stills was a fifth-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 draft. He also played for the Miami Dolphins before being acquired by the Texans in an August 2019 trade.

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