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Buccaneers release statement in wake of George Floyd's death

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 04, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have broken their silence on the death of George Floyd.

The Bucs released a statement on social media on Thursday, vowing to "remain committed to listening and to effecting meaningful change to end systemic injustice."

In the statement, the team said, "Change for the black community must happen now and we must lead by our collective actions."

This all comes after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

The former officer involved in killing Floyd, Derek Chauvin, was charged with manslaughter and upgraded to second-degree murder on Wednesday. The other three officers involved were also charged.

The team's social media accounts also participated in the nationwide #blackouttuesday challenge as a way to show solidarity.