Cam Jordan on Drew Brees remarks: Impossible to tippy-toe on the issue


Trump, who less than two months earlier had described a deadly rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, as an event that included “great people, on both sides,” continued to make racist statements. In recent days, he has referred to shooting and death on his Twitter account for those protesting the ill-treatment of African-Americans by law enforcement officers following the disturbing video of the murder of Floyd.

Saints coach Sean Payton argued on Tuesday for the prospect of replacing Trump by electing Democratic challenger Joe Biden in November. Payton tweeted photos from Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, an African American who in February was chased and shot while jogging in upscale Georgia, writing: “Were Murdered not Killed on Video. How many have we not seen? 22 weeks from today to change. “

Jordan also sees the upcoming election as an important vehicle for change. While attending rallies at the Duncan Plaza for the past two days, he had numerous discussions with other protesters, many of whom recognized him despite the fact that he was wearing a hoodie and two masks (which is part of the protocol approved by the CDC to combat the COVID-19 pandemic).

“It’s so stimulating,” said Jordan. “The numbers have doubled every day, or maybe even tripled, and today the crowd may have been 60% white, which is edifying.

“I insist on the stories of” let’s vote “. If we can find a way to create a system of change, and we must do so by electing the right people at all levels of government. I clearly don’t believe in this president – I call him “Impeached 45”. because he was charged, but just not dismissed – and I firmly believe that every vote counts.

“This rally aims to put an end to police brutality as a whole and to trigger reforms. They have already done a good job in Minneapolis (where Floyd was killed), but we need more than Minneapolis. I’m trying to get people to register to vote and to continue. Because by not voting, you are hurting everyone who fought for the right to vote. “

Jordan, who suffered a painful trunk muscle injury in the last five games of the 2019 season and had surgery two days after the Super Bowl, said he was almost recovered from his injury.

“The rehabilitation is almost over,” he said. “I’m about 95% damn clear. My family is in good health. God is good. I am happy. “

However, following the murder of Floyd and the ensuing unrest, Jordan said that he and his wife, Nikki, were worried while considering how best to parent their 4-year-old son Caleb during the crisis.

“My son is 4 years old, and as much as my wife and I have spoken openly about these issues, he is going to have to know these things,” said Jordan. “I spoke to a (white) coach who also has young children, and he said,” We don’t even throw on CNN; we just keep everything Disney so kids don’t have to watch. “

“I don’t have that luxury. Our son barely understands the color barrier, and in an ideal world, he shouldn’t have to. But we are going to have to have the same type of conversations with him that I had with my mom at the beginning when I was 6 or 7 years old.

“As blacks in America, we have to go over things that others might not think of, things that still ring out: what do you do when you get arrested?” Make sure to turn off your music completely and have your license with you at all times, not just when you drive. If you are shopping, always have a receipt with you. Things like that. “

It is precisely this prospect that Jordan said he tried to share with Brees when they called on Wednesday. And although he is not sure that the fences have been completely repaired, Jordan said the conversation was precious and necessary.

“We need to talk about it,” said Jordan. “If I’m not my brother’s goalkeeper, I’m not doing him or our teammates any favors. “


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