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Sport Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey honors fallen police officer on helmet in Week 2

14:55  07 october  2020
14:55  07 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey wore the name of a fallen officer for Sunday’s Week 2 Rose was shot and killed in 2018 by Pittsburgh police . Officers stopped his car he was riding in The Steelers had honored Rose but Alejandro Villanueva broke from the team and wore the name of

Maurkice Pouncey honors fallen police officer Eric Kelly for Steelers game against Broncos https Last week , Pouncey announced that he regretted putting Rose’s name on his helmet during the The Steelers had supposedly met as a team and chose to honor Rose with an untied effort by placing the

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey wore a sticker on his helmet in Week 2 to honor fallen police officer Eric Kelly, breaking from the team’s tribute that drew controversy in Week 1.

a group of football players playing a football game: Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey (53). © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey (53).

When Pittsburgh opened its season, the team held a sign during the national anthem that called for an end to racism. The organization also decided to have every player wear a sticker with Antwon Rose Jr.’s name that drew backlash from many fans.

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Pittsburgh Steelers player Maurkice Pouncey honored Eric Kelly on his helmet Sunday against the Broncos. Kelly was a police officer killed in According to TribLive.com, Kelly was a Pittsburgh police officer killed in the line of duty back in 2009 while responding to a call about two other officers being

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is the second player on his his team to decide not to put Antwon Rose Jr.'s name on the back of his helmet for This season Steelers decided to honor Rose, whose name has been used as a platform and example for creating reform and ending police brutality

Rose Jr. was killed by a Pittsburgh police officer in June 2018, and the Steelers chose him as the one players would honor as part of league-wide protests over police brutality.

As more information came out about the shooting, with Rose being in the car during a drive-by-shooting minutes before he was shot in the back, Pouncey released a statement after Week 1 apologizing. On Sunday, he followed that up with his own dedication.

When the Steelers took the field in Week 2, their offensive captain had a different name on his helmet. As first reported by The Tribune-Review‘s Joe Rutter, Pouncey had Kelly’s name on the back of his helmet.

Kelly, a Black police officer with Pittsburgh’s police department, was killed in the line of duty in 2009. According to his memorial page, the 41-year-old just finished his shift and was driving home from work when he overheard a call on the radio for officers needing assistance at a shooting.

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Steelers captain Maurkice Pouncey said he has he learned more about Rose’s death and decided to East Pittsburgh police fatally shot an unarmed Rose, 17, in 2018 after the officers stopped the car he was The Steelers announced Monday that it would be honoring Rose with the helmet gesture

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey put the name of Eric Kelly, a Pittsburgh police officer killed in the line of duty in 2009, on his helmet for Sunday’s Pouncey said last week that he hadn’t done his research when he initially decided to go along with the team’s plan to honor Rose, who was running

He responded immediately, driving to the scene with the hope of helping his fellow officers. Tragically, he was shot after exiting the vehicle and later passed away. The shooter was arrested a short time later and was sentenced to death in 2011.

Kelly served in the United States Marines Corps before becoming a police officer. He served on Pittsburgh’s police department for 14 years.

Pouncey, the Steelers’ nominee for the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, has played a prominent role in helping the community and working with law enforcement. In each of the past three seasons, he donated tickets to Steelers home games for Pittsburgh Police to take youth groups to NFL games.

The NFL changed its rules this season to allow players to honor victims of police brutality and officers killed in the line of duty.

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Pittsburgh Steelers captain Maurkice Pouncey has dropped out of a team tribute to a teenager who was fatally shot dead by a police officer in 2018 The youngster's mother, Michelle Kenney, had been assured that the players had voted to honor her son by wearing his name on their helmets , only for

Steelers ' Maurkice Pouncey honors fallen police officer on helmet in Week 2 . Pouncey , the Steelers ’ nominee for the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, has played a prominent role in helping the community and working with law enforcement.

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