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Washington Washington Football Team veteran safety Brandon Meriweather led his fellow defensive backs out onto FedEx Field Monday night to pay tribute to Michael Brown amid growing protests in Ferguson, Mo.

Meriweather, along with the other defensive backs, came out of the tunnel and onto the field with their arms raised, referencing reports that Brown raised his hands in surrender when he was shot and killed earlier this month by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson.

“We just wanted everybody to know that we support Michael and acknowledge what happened in Ferguson,” said Meriweather. “Crazy things happen every day in this world.”

Meriweather also said he and his teammates wanted to show their support for the protesters in Ferguson. After all the negative attention the team has received for its controversial name, we can finally say they did something on the right side of history.


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