Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was in between team meetings when he got the video via text on Sunday from his longtime friend, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes. What Gordon watched on his phone — the video showing Jacob Blake being shot in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin — left him rattled.
“I was distraught,” Gordon said. “Every time you see these videos, it’s sad. But this one messed up my whole mood.”