The last time the San Francisco 49ers were in the Super Bowl Colin Kaepernick was their quarterback. In less than ten years, the former Nevada star quarterback is seemingly out of the league with no hope of returning. In spite of his absence in the league, players are speaking more openly about police brutality than they had before. One evolution of the league in Kaepernick’s absence has been the creation of the Players Coalition. While it has received its fair share of criticism from players like Eric Reid, the group strives to bring awareness to issues such as police brutality. During the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV, they did just that.
— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) January 19, 2020
Anquan Boldin spoke openly and honestly about the death of his cousin Corey Jones during a Super Bowl LIV public service announcement. Jones was killed in October 2015 by two South Florida police officers during a routine traffic stop.
In the PSA, Boldin reenacts the events of that October incident while speaking about his cousin. The ad first aired during the NFC Championship two weeks ago. Watch the ad above.