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St. Louis Rams Players Raise Hands Like Dummies To Support Michael Brown

When it comes to the case of officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown, it’s apparent that some St. Louis Rams don’t give a flip about facts and evidence.

Thanks to forensic evidence and eyewitness testimony, we now know that Darren Wilson is correct when he claims that Michael Brown not only attacked him in his police vehicle, but that he also charged at the officer like a linebacker after the initial fight in the police car.

In fact, the only person yelling “stop” that day was officer Darren Wilson–and that was to get Michael Brown to cease running toward him violently.

But those facts didn’t stop five players for the St. Louis Rams from entering onto the field for pre-game introductions on Sunday with their hands raised to the sky, presumably as a gesture of solidarity with the protesters of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

Yes. That really happened.

Rams tight end Jared Cook and receivers Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Tavon Austin all entered the Edward Jones Dome arena Sunday afternoon with their hands raised in the air looking like idiots. And some even continued the “hands up” gesture after touchdowns.

Here’s a short clip of the ridiculous stunt:

Darren Wilson was acting in the manner that any good police officer would. But apparently “Justice” to these Rams players involves abnegating one’s right to self-defense and opposing cops who pursue robbery suspects.

I guess that means these football players wouldn’t mind if the police didn’t respond to 911 calls in their posh neighborhoods if one of their multi-million dollar homes were being burglarized.

The St. Louis Police Officers Association, SLPOA, is now demanding an apology from the NFL and the Rams.

The SLPOA had this to say about the pre-game gesture in a statement reported by KSDK:

“[The players] take to the turf to call a now-exonerated officer a murderer, that is way out-of-bounds,” said SLPOA Business Manager Jeff Roorda.

Later, the statement reads, “The SLPOA is calling for the players involved to be disciplined and for the Rams and the NFL to deliver a very public apology.”

As of this writing, the NFL had not issued a public response to the statement. According to the SLPOA statement, Roorda plans to speak with the NFL directly regarding the actions of the players on Sunday.

 Ferguson protesters also marched and protested just outside the Rams’ stadium, which drew police dressed in riot gear.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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