With so much bad going on in the world, Zay Jones was able to provide us with a little bit of much-needed good feels on Sunday.
The Raiders’ wide receiver was out shopping at a Home Goods, when he was approached by a white woman. What happened next was likely not what you expected to happen.
i hesistated to hug her bc she was wearing a mask from practicing social distancing, but i asked if she wanted a hug and she folded into my arms. she cried while she told me how important it is to spread love. i didn’t get her name but I’m grateful for the encounter.— zay (@zayjones11) May 30, 2020
He followed it up with another tweet saying “beautiful hearts still exist. be the example. be the light. love others.”
It won’t change what’s happening in our country, but this was a story that was definitely needed.
In other Raiders’ links:
- In the wake of reports earlier this week that the Las Vegas Raiders would move a scheduled June minicamp from Alameda, California, to their new headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, that are near completion, ESPN claims that the move is underway.
- Raiders flashback: Greg Townsend, a late-round sensation.
- The NFL issued the “2020 NFL All-Under 25 team. See if any Raiders crack the list.
- Roger Goodell issues statement on death of George Floyd:
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. George Floyd and to those who have lost loved ones, including the families of Ms. Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, the cousin of Tracy Walker of the Detroit Lions.
“As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL’s commitment and our ongoing efforts. There remains an urgent need for action. We recognize the power of our platform in communities and as part of the fabric of American society. We embrace that responsibility and are committed to continuing the important work to address these systemic issues together with our players, clubs and partners.”