Kenosha unrest hits home for Broncos newcomer Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Nine teams canceled practice this week in light of the Kenosha police shooting and subsequent unrest.

But the unrest in Wisconsin really hit home for running back Melvin Gordon and the rest of his Denver Broncos teammates. Gordon is from Kenosha and he gave an emotional talk that resonated with the team he joined in free agency this summer.

Gordon and safety Justin Simmons say they hope the NFL follows in the NBA’s footsteps in addressing social inequality and and racial justice.