• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

How the Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom Became a Force for Change through Sports and Activism


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The Legion of Boom, consisting of Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor, rose to prominence in the league as Seattle’s best secondary during their first championship season. In addition to their exceptional play, Michael Bennett emerged as a formidable threat on defense. Meanwhile, Doug Baldwin established himself as a dynamic wideout in 2013.

The tragic deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice at the hands of police sparked a global movement for change. Bennett used his platform as a Black man to amplify voices and bring justice for the voiceless. He emphasized the importance of taking conversations from the locker room to the people and sharing stories that need to be told.

In response to these events, the group had an emotional team meeting where they discussed their options and decided to use their platform for good. They spoke out about police brutality and the importance of demanding change. Their actions inspired others around the world to take action against injustice.

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