The Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins made a powerful statement about the current Trump-inspired NFL controversies -- over protests during the National Anthem, over Philly's aborted trip to the White House, over causes he and his fellow players are fighting for that Trump is attempting to paint as anti-military and anti-American -- today at the Eagles' mini-camp.
And, in so doing, he lauded several past and current New England players as "true Patriots."
Our friend Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported that "when Jenkins arrived at his [locker stall after practice Wednesday], surrounded by about 35 media members, in the Eagles' locker room around 2 p.m., he had a plan. Jenkins brought with him around 10 giant white poster-sized cards with black writing. As reporters began asking him questions, Jenkins simply kept showing the cards — the first of which said 'YOU AREN’T LISTENING' — to the cameras. The next card said, 'MORE THAN 60% OF PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR.' "
He proceeded to show other cards -- you can see them by clicking the link above -- and then reached this one:
McCourty, Slater and Harmon, of course, currently play for the Patriots. Watson and Bademosi are ex-Pats.
In later cards, he cited the work of McCourty, Slater, Harmon and Bademosi in lobbying to raise the age of those entering the criminal-justice system from 7 to 12. He complimented Watson (and DeMario Davis) for helping push through a bill restoring voting rights for returning citizens.
According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.
Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.
Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.
The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, “We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. “He has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”
Patriots safety Duron Harmon has returned to the U.S. after he was reportedly temporarily detained when he tried to enter Costa Rica with 58 grams of marijuana.
The Costa Rica Star reports that Harmon, 27, was traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and was temporarily detained Friday night in Costa Rica with the marijuana inside a can of Arizona ice tea, along with three pipes with cannabis oil, THC candy and four glass containers with compressed marijuana weighing a total of 4.3 grams.
"We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica," the Patriots said in a statement. "He has since returned to the U.S. and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update."
Harmon, who has been with the Patriots his entire five-year NFL career, had four interceptions and 23 tackles last season.