Freeman distraught over police shooting in Baton Rouge

122815 ATLANTA: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman gets past Panthers Jared Allen for a touchdown to tie the game 7-7 during the second quarter in a football game on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Atlanta.   Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

122815 ATLANTA: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman gets past Panthers Jared Allen for a touchdown to tie the game 7-7 during the second quarter in a football game on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Devonta Freeman spoke out on twitter about shooting of a Louisiana man by the Baton Rouge police.

#AltonSterling enough is enough,” Freeman tweeted. “So distraught I don’t have words.”

Sterling was shot to death by police officers in Baton Rouge. The will be a federal investigation into the shooting.

In Minneapolis, Philando Castile was shot during a traffic stop. There’s shocking video of the stop.

Both shootings have caused many in the NFL to post their reactions on Twitter. Houston Texans wide receiver Jalen Strong has taken a hard stance.

Some of the Philadelphia Eagles players have also taken to Twitter to voice their opinion.

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127 comments
papercut287
papercut287

How much money are they sending to help?

Chet Morris
Chet Morris

Shut up freedom and stick to football. Haven't heard you say anything about the other shootings.

Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith

Chet Morris perm head you shut up lmao

Nicolas Gerrald
Nicolas Gerrald

Does he feel bad for the guys wrap sheet also. Such a family man.

Jasmine Burton
Jasmine Burton

I wish African Americans would build their own Football and Basketball league. It's time to own our own, to hear so called fans degrade a player that's entertaining them on Sunday's is sickening and I hope Black America wake up soon...

Marcus Parker
Marcus Parker

If blacks leaves the nba nfl mlb and every other tv network the system will crash.

Jasmine Burton
Jasmine Burton

Yeah, I'm jealous because there is an a** of white folks on this thread being racist towards our #1 RB because he is emotional distraught about what's happening to men such as himself.I wish he could read these comments. If I had a dollar for every time a white person say go back to Africa then I would have enough money to build my own Football league. You all see what you want to see, sometimes it's OK to tell your race to stfu.... I stand by my post and hopeful one day it happens.. #fingercrossed...

Cody McMillan
Cody McMillan

So you're suggesting that you segregate yourselves? That seems counterproductive fam.

Jasmine Burton
Jasmine Burton

Exactly Marcus, that's exactly what's going to happen.\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Darrin B Nettles
Darrin B Nettles

WHAT happened when a pedophile and career criminal use to be scum.white or black.when they go to jail they get street justice in jail .sometimes get killed in jail. most people would say that pedophile got what he had coming.but he also was carrying a loaded gun and by law he was not supose to have see gun laws dont work .he should not have.that gun. did he obey the law.no .

Jasmine Burton
Jasmine Burton

Darrin, how do you know he had a gun? Oh because the news media told you he did, because in that video he had both arms pinned down and it looked like they put that gun in his pocket just like they did Walter Scott..

Roger Presley
Roger Presley

I think they want to start a police state, government funded scatery

Kevin Zinck
Kevin Zinck

The man should have gotten a ticket and got five bullets point blank. If you can't see anything wrong with that, there's really no hope for you.

Phillip A Lewis
Phillip A Lewis

Shouldn't he led a life off crime...and died the way most criminals do that carries guns.... He died by the gun.

Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland

Vickie Flemister one thing i know for a fact the first one that hollers racist is in favt the most racist person...

Vickie Flemister
Vickie Flemister

For all you racist pigs, he was thrown down, pened down and shot in the heart for selling cds, had no chance to resist and, y'all will be cheering and loving freeman a black man when he is catching and running making your matt ryan look good

David Bopp
David Bopp

Remind me to never bring my kid to the Children's Hospital of Atlanta on Egleston

David Bopp
David Bopp

This is a forum for Falcon fans only who love Devonte Freeman and even "our" Matt Ryan. ...please keep your ignorance and hate off of this page.

Vickie Flemister
Vickie Flemister

David Bopp I can post any where I please and, this topic encluded the murders of Mr. Freemans people and how he felt about it but, you tell me what the hell has that got to do with me being a falcon fan. Where are your kind words for how Mr. Freeman feels, you don't have any, you made my point

David Bopp
David Bopp

Im sure Devonte Freeman would agree with everything i typed earlier.

Kyle Harris
Kyle Harris

Get yourself a badge then, go see how easy it is to be a police officer. You call people racist pigs, you comment reaks of racism!!

Vickie Flemister
Vickie Flemister

Kyle Harris I have 2 police officers in my family and, they are not racist murderers and, they do their jobs. Your ignorance amuses me.

Kyle Harris
Kyle Harris

I'm far from ignorant! You just can't see the division you put in what you say. Your comment was that this NFL players "people" was murdered. They sure as hell ain't kin, so I'm assuming you mean by skin color....but that's not racist??

Vickie Flemister
Vickie Flemister

Kyle Harris you're laughable and on top of ignorance. Lol

Kyle Harris
Kyle Harris

Look up the definition!! God bless u

Thomas H. Harter
Thomas H. Harter

Yeah he was just selling Cd's. When other people CALLED THE POLICE. They didn't just show up to shoot a black man. How ignorant. A pedophile with a criminal history longer than hell, resist arrest in possession of an ILLEGAL firearm. If he wasn't breaking the law in about a hundred different ways, listened to the police, wasn't illegally carrying a gun, he would be fine. Plain and simple.

Thomas H. Harter
Thomas H. Harter

Acting like he got shot for selling Cd's. I like how you completely changed the story. Typical. Change the situation and story to fit your narrative. I guess the people who called the police on this guy was racist too.

Homer Davis
Homer Davis

Freeman !! Ya care that much ? Watch the freakin news everyday here in Atlanta ! Get out there and help our town . Young black men killing each other with their gangs and crap . You care show us !

Gregory Blue Baugh
Gregory Blue Baugh

White men killing white men here in Atlanta too hell one white guy conspired in the death of his baby

Homer Davis
Homer Davis

Gregory Blue Baugh so true Gregory . So true ! I like you am sick of this crap . It is getting worse daily . I think the ball players could do more if they would .

Vickie Flemister
Vickie Flemister

Every one in the public eye in this country could do more.

Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith

Homer Davis Freeman does a lot for many organizations. You must not be a fan to not know that. And, hey, Freeman can't save the world.

Rob Collum
Rob Collum

When your being detained by the police don't resist and put your hands where they can see them and you want be shot, it's real simple math.

Vickie Flemister
Vickie Flemister

There is no realistic point that these racist as atlanta sports fans can make. So they are pissing on our heads and telling us it's raining.

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

Yep remember this Freeman they think you dumb and don't have an opinion. you can't be smart understand your place young man they only like you because you run the football remember that

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

George Jackson Marshall I sick of it to Buddy. But I live it everyday so does my son and he is only 12 year old. But we will survive

George Jackson Marshall
George Jackson Marshall

Im just sick of racism i like Freeman because hes a decent kid that generally has a good heart and will go out his way to help people.Not because hes a running back

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

George Jackson Marshall you look like a person who think that

Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland

Yes Savraj Sirrah we should an let the thugs take over an rape you an kill you...would that make you happy???

Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland

Nope your a idiot if you believe one word of that shot...it dont add up think fool think...it dont afd up

Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland

That dont give the cops the right to shoot him...but nothing he did tried to stop it either...