Doug Baldwin Says He Received Death Threats After Advocating for Social Change

September 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a 60 Minutes Sports interview set to air Tuesday on Showtime, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin said he received death threats for speaking out regarding shooting deaths involving African-Americans and police.
"I did [receive death threats]. I had a few. A couple of people told me to watch my back," Baldwin said about the reaction to his activism (h/t Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times).
The 28-year-old wideout has publicly supported San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his decision to protest during the national anthem.
Prior to the start of the regular season, Baldwin tweeted a series of thoughts regarding the reaction to Kaepernick's decision (h/t SI Wire):
The question is not, "what does the flag or National Anthem mean to you?" That's selfish emotion prohibiting access to empathetic actions. ... What is the "why" for [one's] actions? Not what you think their why is. Not way your why w...

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