Opinion: Athletes Can And Should Use Their Platform For Politics

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick //photo by Au Kirk

Kris Atienza
BU News Service

We’ve heard a lot about professional athletes dealing with criminal convictions, like former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez who was convicted of murder two years ago and is serving a life sentence.

But WTBU commentator Kris Atienza, says that professional athletes should have another type of conviction, the moral kind not the legal kind, and should be applauded when they stand up for social justice.

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