Times Herald-Record: Athletes aren’t playing games when it comes to social injustice

“We’re sick of talking about it,” McDougald added. “We’re sick of sharing our emotions about it. Like, we’re hurting. And then to have that type of deep conversation and then to have to snap right into football mode, it’s just crazy. But it’s the life we’re living, it’s the world we’re living in. It’s what’s expected out of us.”

The Giants formed nine “teams” in the spring, focused on community activism in the five New York boroughs and in Northern New Jersey. As an organization, they’ve continued partnerships with the Vera Institute of Justice, the Newark Bronze Shields, The Bronx Defenders, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and RISE, attempting to expand relationships with meaningful and positive dialogue.”

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