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OU football coach talks about supporting Black Lives Matter

Lincoln Riley
Posted at 2:23 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 13:59:23-04

The University of Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley talks about supporting Black Lives Matter.

Riley used the Black Lives Matter hashtag in a social media this week.

In an interview with 2 Works for You's Cayden McFarland, Riley expresses that all lives do matter but considering the incidents that have happened between black males and law enforcement, he says, "All lives can't matter until black lives do to, and on an equal playing field."

Protests are ongoing nationally after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd died on Memorial Day after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes. Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder in connection with Floyd's death.

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On Tuesday, several across the nation participated in the social media event Blackout Tuesday to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Riley says this is his internal belief, that his feelings have nothing to do with the fact that he has black males on his football team and coaching staff. He said it's about how much better life is when everyone takes the approach of all people being on the same playing field.

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