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Tom Brady backing justice for Ahmaud Arbery sends powerful message

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Lynne Sladky/AP) Around 1 p.m. on Feb. 23, a warm Sunday afternoon a couple weeks after the Super Bowl, yet another unarmed black man was killed in the United States. Ahmaud Arbery, an avid jogger, left Brunswick, a primarily black city in southeast Georgia. Running through the predominantly white neighbouring community of Santilla Shores, Arbery was chased down in a truck, confronted and fatally shot by George and Travis McMichael , a father and son who allegedly believed Arbery was responsible for burglaries in their neighborhood. It would ultimately take 74 days for the McMicheals to even be arrested, part of that delay the result of a pair of local prosecutors holding up the case for weeks before ultimately recusing themselves due to a conflict of interest. In that time, a website — runwithmaud.com — was launched to raise awareness about the case, and Arbery’s name and story spread widely across social media. A wave of athletes joined in this digital outcry — including superstars like Steph Curry and LeBron James . Perhaps unsurprisingly, the vast majority of them were black. On May 8, the Players Coalition, an organization founded by Anquan Boldin […]

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