Lamar Jackson posted a photo on Twitter Monday of George Floyd wearing a Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis jersey. Floyd's death while in police custody has sparked several protests across the country,
"#Rip #BigGeorgeFloyd #FloydFlock," Jackson wrote.
The reigning NFL MVP is one of many college and pro athletes to share their support for Floyd and demand for change regarding police brutality, a group including LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Bradley Beal and Richard Sherman.
On May 25, videos emerged of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the back of Floyd's neck for over eight minutes while making an arrest. Floyd, who was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill at a deli in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, died later that day.
Chauvin and the three other officers involved in the incident were fired, and Chauvin was later arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.