Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Speaks On Activism In Sports

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett spoke about the role of activism in sports this past Monday in Washington D.C.

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Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday April 12 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Bennett Speaks On Activism In Sports 

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett spoke at a panel at Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C. this past Monday evening and discussed the role of activism in professional sports. In a lecture that was titled "Silenced No More: Michael Bennett on Activism and Pro Sports," Bennett spoke alongside sports editor of The Nation, Dave Zirin, and human rights attorney and activist Noura Erakat, who is also a professor at George Mason University. 

Among the many topics that were covered, Bennett stressed the importance of partaking in the event and continuing to create discussion about making change in the community."I flew 15 hours to be here, to be able to speak about different things," Bennett said.

"These are the kind of conversations that have to be had, to be able to show my commitment by giving my time and show that I'm truly about the struggles, truly about what's going on," he told Aaron Dodson of The Undefeated. "Trying to make change is super important to me. I just wanted to make sure I was here and make sure I was able to speak to people — make sure people see that there are players out here that are trying to make change."

One way Bennett has started to make change is by announcing that he plans to donate all of his endorsement money next season and half the proceeds from his jersey sales to "help rebuild minority communities through s.t.e.a.m (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) programs, as well as initiatives that directly affect women of color." 

Later in the panel discussion, Bennett took questions from the audience about athletes speaking out and more. He also posed for photos and connected with people looking for his support for their respective cause.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks center Justin Britt, who got in some heavy squats yesterday while training in Bellevue.  

More From Around The Web 

The Seattle Times released their annual seven-round Seahawks mock draft this morning. 

NFL Network's Bucky Brooks has the Seahawks adding a safety in the first-round of his fourth mock. 

Finally, NFL Network's Mike Mayock released his latest draft position rankings. 

The University of Washington held its annual pro day on Saturday, March 11, when former Husky NFL hopefuls worked out in front of scouts, coaches, and personnel staff from around the League.

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