Doug Baldwin and other Seahawks players met on Monday at the team’s practice facility in Renton with members of the Seattle Police Department.
Baldwin had said last month that such meetings would be forthcoming, after the team lock arms in unity to protest police shootings according to The Seattle Times.
“At this very moment, we’re scheduling a meeting with the mayor of Seattle, with police chiefs across the country, across the state I should say, and we’re discussing ways to just start discussion,” Baldwin said following the Seahawks’ season opener against Miami. “That’s the first step, is to have communication. We need to know the perspective of other people. The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own. We need to break down those walls and barriers and get people to see that there’s perspectives outside of their own eyes.”
Baldwin revealed during an interview on 60 Minutes Sports set to air Tuesday at 8 p.m. that he had received death threats after initially speaking out on police-related topics.