Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown also had something to say about Sterling, who was selling CDs outside of a convenience store at the time of the shooting.
He would seen be joined by teammate Jaelen Strong, who let his feelings be known in a series of tweets.
The wide receiver’s strong words garnered some pushback from some online, who said Strong should keep his opinions to himself unless they’re football-related. Strong did not hesitate to defend himself.
Former Celtics star Glen Davis took the news personally, telling TMZ he knew Sterling personally. The Baton Rouge native added that he used to give Sterling CDs to sell to help out his family.
“Great guy, big personality. CDs were his way to make income to support his family. Not a guy who would use violence at all,” Davis told TMZ, before urging other high-profile residents of Baton Rouge to voice their opinions, as well.
“People from the city who have a voice should speak up,” Davis said. “I’m sure Mayor Kip Holden and those guys are taking good care of things, but it’s important for people who come from there to show love.”
By mid-afternoon on Wednesday, dozens of athletes spoke up for Sterling, including San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who posted the video of the shooting to his Instagram account.
“This is what lynchings look like in 2016!” he wrote. “Another murder in the streets because the color of a man’s skin, at the hands of the people who they say will protect us. When will they be held accountable? Or did he fear for his life as he executed this man?”
Here are other tweets from athletes.