Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said Thursday he plans to bring between 15 and 20 local police officers to the game this weekend when the Bills take on the San Francisco 49 ers.
McCoys plan arrives as 49 ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has protested during the National Anthem this season to bring attention to what he calls racial injustice by police officer against minorities in the U.S ., was recently named the teams starting quarterback.
McCoy said the gesture wasnt a direct response to Kaepernicks kneeling protests. He added that he has no problem with his protest. McCoy said that it has yet to be determined whether the officers will come for Sundays game or the Oct. 30 game against the New England Patriots.
Just an appreciation type of thing, McCoy said. Cause theyre taking so much hot right now. Theres things that are happening thats definitely incorrect but I just feel like theres bad people, theres bad policemen and theres good cops.
The plan to bring officers to the game was being setup through McCoys foundation.
I reached out to them, McCoy said. Like I said, it has nothing to do with Kap or the situation. I think that he might be doing the right thing because everybodys sentiment, theres never a incorrect sentiment. I think hes right for what hes saying we need to do something about whats going on because it is wrong. Then again, theres good people and theres bad people. Theres good policemen and bad policemen. So Im just trying to show appreciation.
McCoys gesture arrives months after he was involved in a brawl with two off-duty police officer outside a Philadelphia nightclub.
The Associated Press contributed to this report .
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