The shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wis., became another terrible chapter in the history of racial and social injustices in the United States. The viral video that surfaced of the incident sent shockwaves across the country.
On Thursday, the Buffalo Bills still decided to go ahead and hold their scrimmage practice, despite other teams in the NFL canceling theirs and other sports leagues also postponing their events, even in the midst of their regular season or postseason.
Since that practice, members of the Bills have reflected on the shooting. Among those are defensive end Jerry Hughes, running back Devin Singletary and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. All three spoke via video conferences between Thursday and Friday. In an effort to give the full feeling behind their messages, we’ve decided against quoting their thoughts and instead will post their individual messages, in full, via various local television outlets:
DE Jerry Hughes
— AJ Feldman (@AJFeldmanTV) August 27, 2020
RB Devin Singletary
— Ashley Holder (@AshNoelleTV) August 27, 2020
DC Leslie Frazier
“This is not an easy time to be focused.”#Bills DC Leslie Frazier weighs in on how he and his players are handling the latest racial issues following the shooting of Jacob Blake.
— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) August 28, 2020