After joining the discussion of racial politics last week, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made another statement Sunday before the Vikings game.
Newton came out for warmups wearing a T-shirt with a famous Martin Luther King Jr. quote on the back: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
There were peaceful pregame protests outside Bank of America Stadium, where there was an increased police presence after the civil unrest that has gripped Charlotte since Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.
Newton talked about social justice a day after the shooting.
He also touched on the case of Jonathan Ferrell, a black man who was shot and killed by a white CMPD officer named Randall Kerrick. Kerrick’s case ended in a mistrial last year.
“It could’ve happened in Atlanta. It could’ve happened in Los Angeles. It doesn’t matter. It’s embarrassing for things to just keep happening,” Newton said.
“And from what I do know, we had an incident that happened in 2013 that had something to do with the police. And it went to jury and whatever, got washed away in time. My big thing is always holding people accountable, no matter what the race is, no matter what the gender is. We all have to hold each other accountable.”