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‘Relief and sadness:’ Chris Grier, one of four Black GMs, reflects on Chauvin verdict

Apr 21, 2021 - The Miami Herald

Chris Grier is one of just four Black NFL general managers, but he has rarely weighed in on social or political matters during his time in charge of the Miami Dolphins.

That changed in a major way Wednesday, when Grier opened his predraft news conference by reflecting on the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict.

Here is Grier’s complete, emotional statement, and a response to a follow-up question:

“Yesterday’s verdict was a very emotional day for me. For me as an African-American...