Former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin, co-founder of the NFL Players Coalition, says it’s significant that prominent white athletes such as Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady are choosing to publicly support the black community on matters of social injustice.

Boldin’s comments came several days after the Players Coalition sent a letter, which featured more than 60 signatures from prominent athletes, to the Department of Justice calling for an immediate investigation into the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Georgia man who was gunned down while jogging near his home.

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During an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, Boldin applauded Brady and others for choosing to lend their support.

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