Tillman: 'Very Optimistic That Change Will Come'

Charles Tillman joined Laurence Holmes to reflect on issues of racial injustice.

Laurence Holmes Show
June 04, 2020 - 3:24 pm
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(670 The Score) Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the streets of Minneapolis on May 25, the issues of racial injustice and police brutality have been in greater focus for Americans.

The images in protests, of anger and sorrow, have been plastered all over the news. Amid it, former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has found himself glued to the television. Like so many others, he's hoping there's some good to be found at the end of this.

"Sad," Tillman said. "I'm sad that it had to come to that, for George Floyd to be executed the way he was, and the results after the death, the riots, the protest and everything. This is America. This is where we are right now. I'm hurt by that. I'm sad by that, to see the anger and hatred of certain people and individuals.

"Hopefully we can get something good out of this. I'm very optimistic that change will come. Something positive has to happen. I'm looking forward to the next step. We got the word out, the message, the protest. Phase 2, let's see the change. That's what I'm ready to see now. I'm ready to see people working on that. Truly, I am. I think it will happen."

Listen to Tillman's full interview below.