In 2014, the Seattle Seahawks’ defense became even more formidable with the addition of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. Together with Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, the group was known as the Legion of Boom, and they played a crucial role in helping Seattle win its first Super Bowl title. Michael Bennett also emerged as a key player on the defensive side of things, contributing significantly to the team’s success.
But it wasn’t just their on-field accomplishments that made them stand out. The group also used their platform to speak out about important social issues, including police brutality against Black men. They were inspired by the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice at the hands of police officers, and they used their voices to demand change.
Bennett emphasized the importance of using their platforms to bring attention to important issues and to fight for justice for those who were voiceless. He encouraged others to amplify their voices and share their stories so that everyone could hear them. And he was right – as more and more people began to speak out about police brutality against Black men, it spread like wildfire via social media and news outlets around the world.
In response to this growing movement, the group held a team meeting where they had to decide what they wanted to do with their platform moving forward. They knew that they had an enormous responsibility – not just as athletes but as citizens – to use their voices for good in whatever way they could. And so they vowed to continue speaking out about important social issues, using their platforms to make a difference in any way they could.