John Elway will “fully support” players using influence to create change

Broncos general manager John Elway, in a statement released on his Twitter feed Friday night, mentioned he will “fully guidance,” his players “using their platform and impact in a optimistic way to develop modify.”

Elway also vowed he will not “stay on the sidelines,” and “understands his voice demands to be a section of this dialogue, too.”

Elway’s comments were his first due to the fact the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May perhaps 25 and came two hrs after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in a movie statement, mentioned the league was “wrong for not listening” to its players earlier and encouraged them to carry on to peacefully protest.

The entire text of Elway’s statement:

“I’ve put in the final 7 days listening and studying from the players and coaches on our group.

“What I’ve read from the players in individual — and observing the way they lead through this time of need — has been moving. I often thought that due to the fact I grew up in a locker space, I understood almost everything there was to know about comprehension teammates from distinctive backgrounds and walks of life. What I’ve recognized is that I could not have been far more completely wrong.

“Listening to the players and looking at their social media (stores), the strength they have revealed and the ordeals they have shared have been effective. It has impacted me. I realize I have a prolonged way to go, but I will retain listening and studying. That is the only way to increase. I truly believe that a lot of fantastic will come from the a lot of challenging conversations that are using place all-around our group, league and nation.