• Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

The Legion of Boom Embrace Their Platform: Using Their Influence for Change and Justice after the Deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice


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The group of Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor became known as the Legion of Boom for their outstanding contributions to Seattle’s first title. They were recognized as the best secondary in the league. Additionally, Doug Baldwin emerged as a dynamic wideout threat in 2013, his third season. Michael Bennett played a significant role in making Seattle’s defense the best in the league.

The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice at the hands of police inspired voices to demand change. Bennett emphasized the importance of using their voices as Black men to bring justice for those who had been silenced. He believed that it was crucial to amplify voices and share a story that needed to be told.

The deaths and instances of police brutality continued to go global via social media and news outlets. This led to a team meeting where the group had to decide what they were going to do and have an emotional conversation about the magnitude of their platform.

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