Aug 31, 2020 - Sports

Nick Saban and Alabama players organize march against police brutality

Nick Saban stands with Alabama football players`

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban marched on Monday against social injustices and police brutality with dozens of football players along his side through Alabama University.

The big picture: Sports teams and leagues are taking a bigger stand this year than they ever have in previous years. The police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. prompted NBA players to boycott games for the first time.

  • Similar marches have been held at Oklahoma, Kansas, Duke, Baylor, Mississippi and Mississippi State.

What they're saying: Per AP, Saban said, "This is what helped me grow in my role as a leader, to listen to the players, to learn from the players and give them opportunities to do things that could impact social change today. Today I’m like a proud parent."

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