Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Still was arrested, booked, and charged with a felony late Tuesday night at a peaceful protest in Louisville, Kentucky.
As civil unrest and protests continue on a national scale due to recent incidents of police brutality and racial injustice, Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills found himself arrested late Tuesday night for attending a peaceful protest outside the home of Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron, per ESPN.
Stills was reportedly one of 87 people arrested and booked at a Louisville jail.
The activists were protesting the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black medical worker shot eight times in her own bedroom on March 13. The officers who killed her were “serving a no-knock search warrant for narcotics at her apartment,” despite the fact that no drugs were found.
Taylor is one of the most high-profile victims killed this year by either police or those who were formerly members of the police, along with George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia.
All three officers who were responsible for Taylor’s death have yet to be charged and remain active duty police members in Louisville.
Kenny Stills has made it clear where his priorities lie currently
As ESPN noted, Stills is no stranger to social activism this year … and there’s at least a decent chance he’ll choose to opt out of the 2020 NFL season if given the opportunity. He has previously tweeted out that “Sports are a distraction from the movement,” referring to Black Lives Matter.
Stills attended Floyd’s funeral in Houston, Texas, last month as well.
Assuming he reports to training camp at the end of July and participates in the preseason and the regular season in the fall — and assuming these things all happen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — Stills is expected to compete with veteran Randall Cobb and third-year player Keke Coutee for the WR3 role on the Texans behind Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks.