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Dolphins coach Brian Flores addresses death of George Floyd, encourages powerful to speak out

Last year Brian Flores became the first current NFL coach to publicly support Colin Kaepernick and other players who knelt before football games to create awareness to social justice issues, which include the police brutality that has plagued communities of color for decades.

This week the Miami Dolphins coach provided ESPN an exclusive statement addressing racial issues and the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, three black Americans who died in 2020 at the hands of white police officers or vigilantes attempting to patrol their community.

“I’ve had the privilege of being a part of many different circles that have included some very powerful and influential people of all different races and genders," Flores told ESPN.