Lucy Van Pelt, meet Kevin Huber.
The Bengals punter took a page from the “Peanuts” character’s book during Sunday’s NFL exhibition vs. the Redskins. In Huber’s case, he kept himself from kicking the ball so he could avoid a block, and he did so with flair.
The quarterback first took a knee during the national anthem prior to a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, explaining his intent to bring attention to the killings of people of color at the hands of police officers.
Undeterred by the threats, Kaepernick has continued through the first few weeks of the regular season. He also spoke out Tuesday about the death of Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man who was shot dead by a Tulsa, Okla., police officer Friday.
Video made public Monday showed Crutcher, a pastor, with his hands in the air before he was killed. The Tulsa Police Department said no weapons were recovered on Crutcher’s person nor in his vehicle.
“They shot and killed a man and walked around like it wasn’t a human being,” Kaepernick said, via the Sacramento Bee. “… That’s not right. And they should be in prison for that.”
Kaepernick said he’ll donate $100,000 a month for the next 10 months to increase awareness about the issues. He intends to create a website where the public can track the donations made.