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Denver LB shares racist missive

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took to social media to share a racist, threatening letter that denounced him for taking a knee during the national anthem earlier this season. He said he wanted to expose the racism that exists in society.

Marshall said he received the letter a couple of weeks ago and turned it over to the team's security department, which has been in contact with the NFL and local law enforcement.

Marshall posted the letter, written on front and back in block lettering, on his social media accounts alongside his caption, which read: "The hatred by some against people of color is one of the reasons we are where we're at in the world today, and they wonder why we feel the way we do and take the stances that we take."

"I just wanted to expose that racism still exists," Marshall said Friday.

RAIDERS STADIUM: Oakland and Alameda County leaders will vote Tuesday on a financial and development plan to build a $1.3 billion stadium at the Coliseum site to keep the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas.

RAMS DENY RIFT: Although Jeff Fisher and Les Snead are disappointed in the Rams' performance during their five-year tenure, the coach and general manager dismissed speculation about the health of their partnership. "Honestly, I don't know where this came from," Fisher said. "Les and I have been on the same page since Day 1."

LONDON BOYS: The league will stage four regular-season games in London next year. Teams and venues are set to be announced Tuesday.

BRONCOS: Quarterback Trevor Siemian is on track to return to the starting lineup Sunday from an injured foot, barring a setback, coach Gary Kubiak said.

BROWNS: Rookie receiver Jordan Payton was suspended four games for violating the league's performance enhancing substance policy.

GIANTS: Receiver Odell Beckham was fined $12,154 for verbal abuse and using excessive profanity toward an official in last week's game at Pittsburgh.

PANTHERS: Star linebacker Luke Kuechly will play Sunday if he's cleared from the league's concussion protocol, coach Ron Rivera said.

RAIDERS: Linebacker Aldon Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of being reinstated from his yearlong substance-abuse suspension.

VIKINGS: Standout safety Harrison Smith (sprained left ankle) and starting center Joe Berger (concussion) will not be on the field Sunday.

Denver LB shares racist missive 12/09/16 [Last modified: Friday, December 9, 2016 8:26pm]
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