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Floyd's Brother Expresses Gratitude To Raiders For Support

The brother of George Floyd has thanked the Las Vegas Raiders for their support after owner Mark Davis issued a statement on Twitter that drew backlash following the conviction of a police officer who killed Floyd.

Philonise Floyd issued a statement through the family's attorney extending gratitude a day after the tweet on the team's official account said "I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21." George Floyd told officers "I can't breathe" more than 20 times before he was killed when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last May.

Davis said he was driving when Tuesday's verdict was announced, heard Philonise Floyd make the statement that "we can all breathe again" and decided to make that message the team's response.