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Redskins HC Ron Rivera talks about players kneeling in protest, Dwayne Haskins, Chase Young, Antonio Brown and more

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Ron Rivera speaks with the media

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Ron Rivera talked to the media today, and gave a lengthy interview touching on a lot of important subjects. He opened up the Zoom conference making a statement on the murder of George Floyd that has sparked worldwide protests against police brutality. Rivera did extensive research, and sought out advice from black players and others. He said he spoked with Eric Reid when he was signed to the Panthers, and learned the reasons behind player’s kneeling during the National Anthem. Rivera will support players like Adrian Peterson who have said they will kneel this year.

Ron Rivera is very impressed with Dwayne Haskins Jr. as he enters his second season in the NFL, and looks to be the leader the team needs him to be on and off the field. He also commended, Haskins, Chase Young, and others who have spoken out, and joined in protests over the last two weeks. Rivera touched on one of his favorite themes, competition, when discussing positions like LG, LT, RB, WR, and others. He even got a question about signing WR Antonio Brown who has worked out with Haskins during the offseason...

A message from Head Coach Ron Rivera Full press conference: https://redsk.in/2MOqR10

Posted by Washington Redskins on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Statement on George Floyd’s death:

Players speaking out/protesting:

Discussing the issues:

Dan Snyder:

Meeting with players to discuss the issues:

Kneeling during the anthem:

Fans not supporting players that kneel:

Leading the organization:

Educating himself:

Dwayne Haskins Jr.:

Player’s meetings:

Listen:

Competition:

Quarterback:

Ryan Anderson:

Derrius Guice:

Returning to Redskins HQ:

No fans in stadiums?:

Antonio Brown: