MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Several athletes and coaches from West Virginia University joined forces with other Morgantown residents to make their voices heard and stand up to racism, police brutality and other social issues.
Last week’s unnecessary murder of George Floyd sparked protests across the country, including the one in Morgantown. The protest started around 10 a.m. and featured a march that went through downtown Morgantown, ending in front of the Monongalia County Courthouse to voice their opinions.
Unlike some protests across the nation this one was peaceful and did the cause justice.
Some of the faces in Tuesday’s crowd were defensive lineman Dante Stills, teammates Jeffrey Pooler and Taijh Alston, head football coach Neal Brown, assistant basketball coach Larry Harrison, basketball players Taz Sherman, Oscar Tshiebwe and Gabe Osabuohien and former basketball stars John Flowers and Truck Bryant.
The cause serves a purpose that strikes close to home to many of these athletes, some who have been subjected to racism.
Wide receiver Bryce Wheaton was one of those who was a victim of racism.
Now, his teammates and others in Morgantown had a chance to voice their opinions and stand up for the cause in hopes that one day these issues won’t arise.
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