Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor issued some strong statements on the Alton Sterling situation on Wednesday, and Mark Thompson followed suit on Thursday.
Sterling was shot by police during a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge, La. convenience store on Tuesday. Sterling was a black male who was fatally shot by two Baton Rouge police officers, and the issue has sparked a national debate on the use of police force.
The Florida running back weighed in on the situation Thursday via Twitter. He also retweeted some of the thoughts of former Florida defensive lineman Shariff Floyd, who also grew up near Philadelphia.
Thompson will make his Florida debut this year after playing his first two seasons at Dodge City (Kansas) Community College. He was named Second-Team NJCAA and is Dodge City’s all-time rushing touchdown leader (26).
The 6-foot-2, 242-pound running back was compared to 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry by teammate Jarrad Davis.