Jaguars Tight End Tyler Eifert Honors Slain Police Officer David Dorn On His Helmet
On August 31, Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert will honor former St. Louis Police Department Captain David Dorn.
The NFL player will put an image of Dorn on his helmet, according to a report by Alex Triantafilou, the Hamilton County, Ohio, Republican Party.
“Got some very good news from former @Bengals player/current @Jaguars player @tylereifert that he will honor fallen police officer David Dorn on his helmet,” the former prosecutor declared on social media. “Always been a fan of Tyler’s and God bless him!”
According to the Washington Examiner, football players will be allowed to honor victims of “police violence and/or systemic racism” on their helmets during the 2020 NFL season. NBC Sports reported that players can choose the names of eligible honorees from an approved list. Some of the names include George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Unlike many of his colleagues, Eifert defended his decision to stand during the national anthem back in 2016. He said it was to honor the armed forces.
“I stand because I want to honor the people putting their lives on the line for me on a daily basis in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard,” he wrote in the article. He continued, “I stand because my cousin is a pilot in the United States Air Force, risking his life flying F-15s in active war zones. He takes pride in his job protecting Americans, a sacrifice that all members of every branch of the United States military willfully take.”
Back in 2016, Eifert wrote Pat Tillman’s name on his cleats in the first game of the season. Tillman gained fame for leaving his football career behind in 2002 and joining the Army. Tragedy struck two years later after he was killed in Afghanistan.
In contrast to his politically correct colleagues, Eifert actually loves his country and respects those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending it. Hopefully, more players follow Eifert’s example and extricate themselves from the woke mind virus engulfing the nation.