Dolphins WR Kenny Stills Received Death Threats After Criticism of Owner

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills Received Death Threats After Criticism of Owner

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills Received Death Threats After Criticism of Owner

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he has no hard feelings toward Stephen Ross regarding the team owner's support of Donald Trump, and says his objections to a fundraiser for the president aren't political.

Stills said he's received "five to 10" death threats on social media for his tweet against the Ross fundraiser for Trump, but he's "okay" with that due to his faith.

"I understand him wanting to be a voice for people who don't have a voice", Flores said.

And that lesson certainly applies to social media, which Harbaugh is being reminded of after tweeting some praise of super MI donor and alum Stephen Ross on Thursday morning.

"I've had people say, 'Hey, we were going to use you for business, but we found out you're a racist, '" Mr. Herricks, the owner of Precision Pipe Rentals, an oil and gas services company in San Antonio, said in an interview. I put it out there for everybody to see it ...

"If you say you're going to be about something, let's be about it", he added.

Don't expect Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to pull a Le'Veon Bell and sit out the entire 2019 season.

"You can't have a non profit with this mission statement then open your doors to Trump", Stills tweeted, along with a screenshot of a mission statement from Ross' RISE Foundation, which states it is a "national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations". He said he's received close to a dozen death threats in the past several days.

Stills, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid and Dolphins receiver Albert Wilson are the three active players who protested social injustice and systematic racism in 2018 by kneeling during the anthem.

Stills said he doesn't want to be released or traded, though he acknowledged that could happen, and understands the frustrations of Equinox and Soulcycle clients, other companies Ross owns, who are boycotting the fitness centers. He was clear that he wanted to remain with the Dolphins, and he mentioned there was "no beef" between the two.

"It doesn't align", Stills said in the postgame locker room.

"It just doesn't make sense to me", Stills told reporters. It's real. Everything that I do has been real from the very beginning, and it's going to continue to be that way. "And it's going to be that way".

Stills in a tweet on Wednesday said Ross's support for Trump and for his own social justice nonprofit, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, were incongruous.

"I have been, and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges".

Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who is black, was disappointed in Stills for not talking to Ross man-to-man before sending out that tweet. He knelt during the anthem Thursday night. "You can't say as a league that you support the players and the protest and then blackball the players that initially started the protest".

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