Saints’ QB Drew Brees to sponsor Black College Football event
New Orleans Saints’ future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees announced that he and his wife will sponsor a Black College Football HOF Event.
Back in early June, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees made a comment about his feelings toward kneeling during the national anthem and how he didn’t agree with it. He immediately received sharp criticism for those comments.
After a backlash from players, coaches, and the public, Brees quickly recanted his comments saying that he misunderstood what their target was. Going on to clarify that it’s okay if it has nothing to do with the men and women who serve our country.
Later, Brees stated that he was a friend to the Black Lives Matter movement and was promising to help the cause. Brees is taking another step in keeping his promise to the African-American community with this sponsor for an event promoting equality.
Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are sponsoring a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football hall of fame event. In this sponsor, Brees is going to provide promotion and advertisement for the event set to be a big deal in the HBCU community around the nation.
Brees, who has spent more than a decade with the New Orleans Saints, is once again proving his commitment to the city of New Orleans and to the black community in that area. Criticism surrounding Brees should continue to quickly dissolve amidst the good Brees is doing.
According to their website, “Our goal for this meaningful event is to engage in the national discussion on social justice by sharing the history of black college football and its impact on civil rights. It is also intended to be a platform to raise funds and awareness for HBCU football programs and the Black College Football Hall of Fame.”
Drew Brees signed a 2-year $50 million contract this offseason to continue to spend the latter length of his career with the Saints. No matter how long Brees continues to play for the Saints, his impact on the franchise and the city will never be forgotten.