Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is planning to bring between 15 and 20 local police officers to Sunday's NFL game vs. the San Fransisco 49ers, he said on Thursday.
Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the 49ers, is expected to remain seated during the National Anthem as he is protesting the flag until society reflects what he believes it stands for.
McCoy said his plan to bring the police officers wasn’t a direct response to Kaepernick’s kneeling protests.
“Just an appreciation type of thing,” McCoy said. “Cause they’re taking so much heat right now. There’s things that are happening that’s definitely wrong but I just feel like there’s bad people, there’s bad cops and there’s good cops.”
The plan to bring officers to the game is being set up through McCoy’s foundation.
“I reached out to them,” McCoy said. “Like I said, it has nothing to do with Kap or the situation. I think that he might be doing the right thing because everybody’s opinion, there’s never a wrong opinion. I think he’s right for what he’s saying we need to do something about what’s going on because it is wrong. Then again, there’s good people and there’s bad people. There’s good cops and bad cops. So I’m just trying to show appreciation.”