Here's a recent article I wrote for The Witness: A Black Christian Collective" called "Quarterbacks, Safeties, and the Spotlight of Evangelicalism"
Players like Malcolm Jenkins and Eric Reid will probably never be featured in this spotlight, and honestly, they should have no desire to be. You’ll never see Jenkins or Reed with promos in your local Christian bookstore not because they aren’t great examples of godly men. Malcolm Jenkins won’t receive the praise his Christian brothers and teammates do because he raised a fist in protest of systemic racism and injustice. Eric Reid won’t be celebrated for being an outspoken Christian because he took a knee during the national anthem.