Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan responds to recent death of George Floyd, protests

Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan responds to recent death of George Floyd, protests

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On Wednesday, Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan wrote a letter regarding the recent death of George Floyd.

In his letter, Khan says:

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“The events of the past 10 days have been alarming and disheartening. Alarming because we know the history of systemic inequity that brought us to this point, not only with the recent killing of George Floyd and other African Americans in our country, but also the disproportionate impact the coronavirus has wreaked in communities of color. Disheartening because this familiar sequence of killing, followed by protest and civic unrest, followed by inactivity and silence, occurs ever more frequently in our nation.”

Khan further explains that his mission is to do is part to level the playing field so that everyone has the same access and opportunity to achieve the American Dream, without fear or compromise. He adds that he recognizes his unique opportunity to address inequity wherever it is present, expand opportunity for all who seek it and seek justice for all who deserve it.