Ed Reed uses shirt to highlight Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland at Hall of Fame Game
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Former NFL player Ed Reed wore a shirt to the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday honoring black people who had been killed across the U.S.

Reed's shirt featured Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin, among others, according to Sports Illustrated

Reed, who spent most of his career playing for the Baltimore Ravens, is slated to enter the Hall of Fame this weekend. 


Last year, former NFL player Randy Moss wore a tie featuring the names of 12 black people who had been killed during a Hall of Fame ceremony, according to the sports magazine. 

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