Drew Brees sponsoring Black College Hall of Fame event

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When Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologized multiple times for his “disrespecting the flag” comments, he said he wanted to be part of the solution.

He’s writing a check to sponsor an event which could be a step along that path.

Via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Brees and his wife, Brittany, will be the presenting sponsors of the Black College Football Hall of Fame’s “The Road to Equality” event next month.

After the initial remarks set off a firestorm of controversy, both Brees and his wife apologized, and promised to do their part to be allies for the Black community.

The event, which will be streamed July 15, will honor the legacy of historically Black colleges.

“Our goal for this meaningful event is to engage in the national discussion on social justice by sharing the history of Black college football and its impact on civil rights,” executive director Marques Fitch said. “It is also intended to be a platform to raise funds and awareness for HBCU football programs and the Black College Football Hall of Fame.”

The event will be hosted by NFL Network’s Steve Wyche and CBS’ Charles Davis.

19 responses to “Drew Brees sponsoring Black College Hall of Fame event

  1. Good for Drew. It’s great when you make a statement and can them be man enough to take it back and put your money where your mouth is.

  2. At the rate he’s going, I’m surprised Brees hasn’t announced that he’s retiring and forcing the Saints to sign Kaepernick…

    Brees did nothing wrong. He was, and still is a class act and one of the most charitable players in the league.

  3. If Brees apologizes 3 more times, his wife one more, and donates all the money he’s ever made he then qualifies to be relieved of his statement, of which he said nothing wrong…

  4. Paging Richard Sherman. Paging Michael Bennett. Paging Malcolm Jenkins. Is there a reason these players are not doing what Brees is? I would imagine if they were, we would know all about it.

  5. I stand for the flag and the national anthem of the unites states of america. Im proud to be an american. If you dont like it – find the door. If i hated it here – i would move. I dont get why those who hate it here so much dont just move?

  6. I’ve always been a big Brees fan, but maybe people are right. Maybe he does fold under pressure.

  7. At least do your research before commenting. Sherman, Bennet and Jenkins have been donating generously.

  8. Hey Drew wake up buddy…you did nothing wrong in the first place and now you look like a desperate fool!

  9. HagemeisterPark says:
    June 26, 2020 at 9:34 am
    I stand for the flag and the national anthem of the unites states of america. Im proud to be an american. If you dont like it – find the door. If i hated it here – i would move. I dont get why those who hate it here so much dont just move?
    ________

    Preach! If you don’t like racism, get out!!!

  10. I really hope they mention Ken Riley at the event who is currently a member of the BCHOF and should be in the PFHOF. We need to keep banging the drum for this man who led the league in int’s in his last season at age 36, retired 3rd all time with 65 int’s which is still good for 5th all time today almost 40 years later in a time when they maybe three the ball 50 percent of the trine. Criminally never made a pro bowl but was all pro several times all because he let his play do the talking and for some sick reason wasn’t good enough. Sadly Ken passed away recently but it’s not too late to do the right thing and enshrine him posthumously.

  11. There are pretty much two camps of people looking at this Drew Brees thing, right now….those who are shaking their heads in embarrassment for him and his incessant groveling…and the rest are just laughing at him.

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