Josh Jacobs, running back for the Las Vegas Raiders, announced on Twitter that he will not play football until the world is a better place.
Jacobs' announcement came in response to the death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
Many NFL players and fans have praised Jacobs for his stance and his willingness to use his platform to bring attention to important issues.
Some have criticized Jacobs, arguing that he should use his platform to play football and make a difference on the field.
Jacobs is hardly the first athlete to protest racism and police violence. LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and others have raised awareness of these concerns.
The NFL's handling of national anthem demonstrations has drawn criticism in previous years. Some say the league should assist socially conscious athletes more.
Jacobs' declaration has raised questions about players' roles in social justice movements and how it may affect his career and the NFL.