Lions skip practice after discussing shooting of Jacob Blake

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions decided not to practice on Tuesday, protesting after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha.

Lions coach Matt Patricia opened the team’s morning meeting by allowing players to share their thoughts on the shooting of Blake, who is paralyzed from the waist down.

Blake was shot Sunday, three months after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

The players continued to discuss Blake’s shooting and shared their personal experiences regarding race in the locker room.

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