(TheBlaze/AP) — More professional athletes were displaying "I Can't Breathe" messages on their clothing Sunday in protest of a grand jury ruling not to indict a white police officer in the death of a black man in New York.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore the message on his T-shirt during warmups before Saturday night's home game.
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush and Cleveland Browns cornerback Johnson Bademosi warmed up in shirts with the message before NFL games Sunday:
Wearing a Detroit Lions shirt with "I Can't Breathe" written on the front, running back Reggie Bush warms up before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (Image source: AP/Rick Osentoski)
Johnson Bademosi of the Cleveland Browns displays a message protesting the death of Eric Garner prior to a game against the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Images source: Jason Miller/Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Davin Joseph veered from the shirt route and wore the message on his cleats:
The slogan refers to Eric Garner, a black man who died after a white police officer placed him in a chokehold while he was being arrested for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. A grand jury decided Wednesday it would not indict the officer. A video of the arrest showed Garner gasping, "I can't breathe."