The shooting death of Alton Sterling has dominated the national news during the last couple of days, and it is still on the mind of many SEC football players.
Sterling was shot by police during a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge, La. convenience store on Tuesday. The events sparked a national debate on the use of police force.
Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor, who is one of the most outspoken SEC players on social media, shared his opinion on the subject via a series of tweets on Wednesday morning.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette is the latest SEC player to make a social media post involving the issue.
On Thursday afternoon, Fournette tweeted a photo of himself wearing a shirt with a picture of Sterling printed on the front:
LSU defensive end Lewis Neal, who is expected to play a prominent role on the Tigers defense this fall, also used Twitter as a means of weighing in on what is a news story that hits close to home for LSU players:
— Lewis Neal (@ImBallinNeal18) July 7, 2016
Given that the event happened in Baton Rouge, which is the location of the LSU campus, it is understandable that the news story could continue to stay on the minds of some Tigers players for some time.