After Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt calling for justice for two black Ohioans recently killed by police onto the field before Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the head of Cleveland’s police union called him “pathetic” and demanded an apology.

But when Hawkins addressed the media on Monday, he didn’t apologize. Instead, he delivered an impassioned speech defending his decision to wear the shirt and explaining why it was so important for him to do so.

Hawkins, who added himself to a growing list of athletes who have worn shirts or spoken out on recent police killings of black men, started with his thoughts on justice and the idea that he should apologize to offended police officers: [Read more] – Michael’s Blog