Jason Wright, Ron Rivera react to Derek Chauvin verdict originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Members of the Washington Football Team organization tweeted statements on Tuesday shortly after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts for murdering George Floyd.
The team issued this statement:
Added team president Jason Wright on Twitter: "I breathed deeply and, unexpectedly, the tears flowed. I had no idea how much I carried this emotionally and I’m guessing I’m not alone. No personal cynicism (of which I have a lot) can silence the heart’s longing for justice. Zechariah 7:9 #GeorgeFloydverdict."
Head coach Ron Rivera retweeted the team statement, adding "And we as a team will continue on this path of equity, inclusion & justice for all."
This story will be updated if more responses from the team's front office and its players to the news.