Amid rising tensions and national protests on racial inequality and police brutality, former Red Raider and current Kansas City Chief Patrick Mahomes released a statement on Twitter.

In the statement, he wished Americans could learn from the lockerroom. A place where many creeds, colors and races come together for a common goal.


Here is the statement in full:

First, I send prayers to the family and friends of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmad Aubrey. As I have watched everything that has happened over the last week and even before then, I have tried to put my feelings into words.

As a kid who was born with a black dad and white mom, I have been blessed to be accepted for who I am my entire life, but that isn’t the case for everyone. The senseless murders that we have witnessed are wrong and cannot continue in our country. All I can think about is how I grew up in a locker room where people from every race, every background, and every community came together and became brothers to accomplish a single goal. I hope that our country can learn from the injustices that we have witnessed to become more like the locker room where everyone is accepted.

We all need to treat each other like brothers and sisters, and become something better. Let’s be the world where my little sister, generations to come, and even my future kids will grow up never having to experience these tragedies and instead love each other unconditionally!

Love and Unite! #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

The protests began in Minneapolis after George Floyd was killed while in police custody and have since spread to cities across the United States. Some have moved from peaceful protests to violent riots and looting.

There was an incident in Lubbock over the weekend at a protest connected with the Justice for George Floyd movement where an armed man was subdued by Lubbock police officers and local protesters. Both the man and one protester were arrested following the incident.