The Players’ Tribune has always had one simple goal: To give athletes a platform to share their experiences.
We stand with athletes, the black community, and all who have come together to express grief and outrage at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and at police brutality across America.
We also recognize that this grief extends far beyond George Floyd. For far too long, black Americans have been forced to accept less representation, less access, less justice and less freedom.
During this time, we will continue our mission of amplifying the voices of the game by offering them a place to give their unfiltered thoughts about racism and injustice.
Athletes are people, too. Listen to their stories. Speak up for what’s right.
Silence is not an option.
We can’t just stick to football. Not as a team. Not as an organization. And we shouldn’t as a country.
They’re out there putting in the work. Leading the way. Making things happen.
Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, Andre Dawson and Derek Jeter sit down to discuss the Black gap in baseball.
We need VOICES. And we need more Black players on the field. What are we waiting for?
That fear and understanding that this is what goes on, that’s something you can’t teach somebody.
A press release or statement from the team didn’t feel right. I needed to speak from the heart.
When someone says a black man is being aggressive, that’s it — it’s over. There’s no coming back from that.
Hell, I’m just tired. Simple as that. Hearing from tons of media outlets around the clock. Not really being able to put the phone or...
We simply do not have any more time to waste. This is too important.