Out of St. Louis’ three major league teams at the time, the Rams made the loudest statement following Darren Wilson’s non-indictment in the wake of Michael Brown's death. In Week 13 vs. the Raiders, tight end Jared Cook, and receivers Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Chris Givens, and Tavon Austin came out of the tunnel with their hands raised as a display of solidarity.
“I don’t want the people in the community to feel like we turned a blind eye to it,” Britt said. “What would I like to see happen? Change in America.”
The gesture was powerful enough to earn a response from the St. Louis Police Officers Association. It’s not about that, though; those five players provided a suture for a heavily wounded community. It’s one of the Rams’ last great moments before their move to Los Angeles