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Jared Goff, Robert Woods speak out on need for social change

Rams continue to take proactive approach to racial equality

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Key LA Rams players Jared Goff and Robert Woods spoke to team beat writers on Wednesday and made powerful statements about the need for racial equality with the country mired in racial unrest.

Goff said it is important for him, specifically as a white quarterback, to be part of the change, explaining that it’s “a matter of what is right and wrong at this point. It’s no longer ‘Do you understand or do you not understand.’ It’s basic human rights.”

The Athletic has Goff’s full comment here:

Racial equality has been a topic within the Rams’ organization since the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Black man died after a city police officer, Derek Chauvin, was filmed with his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. There has been protests across the country since and it has been a major topic within sports.

Rams’ coach Sean McVay has held open conversations with his team. Woods was one of the first players McVay talked to about the issue and Woods expressed his own experiences as a Black man growing up in Los Angeles.

Woods said the time is now for everyone to help in the cause against racism.

As they have been during this saga, the Rams backed Woods in the cause.