Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said “we owe a tremendous amount” to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for taking a stand against police brutality and racial oppression in 2016.

The topic of Kaepernick’s decision came up on the podcast when Carroll was asked about how it relates to recent events, including the death of George Floyd.

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Floyd, a black man, was killed last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin and the three other officers on the scene were fired, and Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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