Sports world reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo,  the NFL logo is displayed  at midfield during an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. There are some very rich people about to get a whole lot richer. Who else but NFL owners? Probably within the next week, those 32 multi-millionaires/billionaires will see their future earnings increase exponentially. The league is on the verge of extending its broadcast deals with its current partners, and with a new full-time rights holder in Amazon likely acquiring streaming rights. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, FIle)
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo, the NFL logo is displayed at midfield during an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. There are some very rich people about to get a whole lot richer. Who else but NFL owners? Probably within the next week, those 32 multi-millionaires/billionaires will see their future earnings increase exponentially. The league is on the verge of extending its broadcast deals with its current partners, and with a new full-time rights holder in Amazon likely acquiring streaming rights. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, FIle) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Many sports figures, teams, and leagues are posting reactions to social media. Many of them with similar themes. They believe that justice has been served and they are thankful for it, but most are also saying there is more to do.

Among the first organizations to send out a message, US Soccer.

The group that owns the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA and the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA put out a statement.

The National Football League also put out a statement.

A number of NFL teams, including the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Washington Football Team, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Minnesota Vikings put out statements on Tuesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars did not.


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