FSU Football Player Calls Out Coach's 'Lie' About George Floyd Conversations, Boycotts Workouts
'I went back and forth individually with every player this weekend,' Florida State University football coach Mike Norvell told The Athletic
Jonathan Bachman/Getty; Chuck Burton/AP/ShutterstockA Florida State University defensive tackle says he'll boycott practices after he claims the football team's coach lied in an interview about his communications with players surrounding the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests.
This week, The Athletic's Tashan Reedtweeted quotes from a conversation he had with FSU football coach Mike Norvellabout "whether #FSU had 'done anything as a staff to check in with them a little bit more in what may be a challenging time for them on another level?' in the wake of the killing of George Floyd."
Get push notifications with news, features and more.+FollowingYou'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications.Norvell told Reed, "We’ve had a lot of open communication with our team, our players and our coaches. I went back and forth individually with every player this weekend. And that was something that was important to me because this is a heartbreaking time in our country."
RELATED:Charges Upgraded Against Chauvin as 3 Other Officers Involved in George Floyd's Death Are Charged"You see hate and you see discrimination," the 38-year-old said. "You see some of the acts that have occurred; I mean, it is a problem. And it's something that we have to stay together and we have to work to get it fixed. I'll continue to share with our guys the platform that they have and the opportunity that is there for them to make a difference, to be an influence and to be able to impact our country in a positive way by the overall mindset and approach of how we treat people to how we respond in situations."
He also said, "I told these guys just how grateful I am to be a part of this journey with them because they are the future."In response, Marvin Wilson, 21, tweeted that his coach was lying about the individual conversations."Man this [s---] did not happen mane," said the player. "We got a generated text that was sent to everybody. There was no one on one talk between us and coach. This is a lie and me and my teammates as a whole are outraged and we will not be working out until further notice 💯."
Jamarcus Chatman, another FSU player, retweeted the comment with the "100" emoji. Other players also retweeted Wilson's tweet.?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1268395525495193601&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcollegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com%2F2020%2F06%2F04%2Fflorida-state-football-players-boycott-claims-of-mike-norvell%2F
According toTallahassee Democratreporter Curt Weiler, FSU's Director of Athletics David Coburn said that the team had a meeting on Thursday morning in response to Wilson's plan to boycott.The meeting "was candid and went well," Weiler added.
?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EtweetPEOPLE's request to FSU football for comment was not immediately returned.On May 25 — despite being handcuffed and facedown on his stomach — Floyd, who was unarmed, was pinned to the pavement for nearly nine minutes during an arrest. All the while, Floyd could be heard on video groaning in pain. He repeatedly told the officers he couldn't breathe, and at one point, he called out to his mother for help.Read more: People »
Another misinformed black man Are you going to report the team meeting as well? How it was productive and how the team has a great plans moving forward to help build up the community? How the players left tweeting that they stand by Coach Norvell?
FSU's Marvin Wilson Boycotting Workouts, Claims Coach Lied About George Floyd ConvosThe 21-year-old called BS on his head coach's comments. Easy come, easy go...… Release the dude. seem lot of black people exploiting this now to get some kind of leverage and to attack others. Its all very ugly. Why lie about somting so simple. That is that Donald Trump's bull shit
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks with Lakers about George Floyd's deathKareem Abdul-Jabbar was the guest speak during a conference call with Lakers players, coaches and staff regarding George Floyd 's death and ensuring civil unrest. I really hope you meant “ensuing.” ...ain't gonna play Sun City. * speaker. *ensuing
The NBA Player Who Knew George Floyd. He Doesn’t Want Anyone to Forget Him.Former NBA player Stephen Jackson has made it his mission to humanize his late friend George Floyd . He talked to JasonGay about the man he called “my twin.” jasongay I vote for the memory of George Floyd voteforgeorgefloyd Spread the word. jasongay .. why his twin used counterfeit money bills? ... just asking jasongay I vote also
The High School Football Team in the Shadow of Minneapolis Unrest'We will get your family food, prescriptions, rides if needed.' Blocks from where protests flared over the killing of George Floyd , Minneapolis South High football coaches are sustaining their team. Greatest country on the face of the earth, by far. It’s the Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave. God Bless America! Sad. Good people, a majority, devastated by criminals.
Zoë Kravitz Joins London Black Lives Matter Protest as Dad Lenny Says 'That's My Girl!'Zoe Kravitz has been vocal about calling for justice for the death of George Floyd
Mother of George Floyd's daughter says she wants justice for himThe mother of George Floyd 's 6-year-old daughter is calling for justice over his death. 'I want justice for him because he was good, no matter what anybody thinks,' Roxie Washington told reporters. 'He would never see her grow up, graduate ... he would never walk her down the aisle,' Washington said. 'If there's a problem that she's having, she doesn't have her dad anymore.' 😪😢😑😖 CNN can stop inciting! .... Will your IQ also stay at 6 years old? Your values 'A drug addict who is using counterfeit banknotes is a good person'? Lighthouse for democracy and freedom…… of WHITE guys.