Packers, 8 other teams cancel practice in solidarity with Jacob Blake following police shooting
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers and several other NFL teams have canceled practices in an apparent response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
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The Packers’ decision comes the day after several professional sports teams throughout the country decided to forgo their scheduled games.
The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday.
Blake was shot by police, apparently in the back, on Sunday as he leaned into his SUV, three of his children seated inside. The Detroit Lions canceled their practice Tuesday, protesting the incident involving Blake, and racial injustice.
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