On Friday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson elaborated on remarks he had made on social media pertaining to the unrest in Ferguson in the wake of the grand jury decision announced earlier this week involving the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.
“I think the number one thing is just to acknowledge your feelings,” Watson said. “You know, initially I was angry. As a black man, knowing the history of this country, knowing the things that we have gone through, I was angry. And I think that is a correct response. Past that you understand that, ‘Hey I don’t know everything that happened. I wasn’t there. There may be things that I don’t know. Past that I’m embarrassed at certain things how some people reacted to the decision not to prosecute. I mean, there is so many different layers.”
“But ultimately, I said at the end of my post I said that I really believe that this is a sin problem – that we all have the propensity to be prideful,” he continued. “We all have the propensity to be racist. We all have the propensity to point fingers at people to lie, to cheat, to do all those things. So until we are able to deal with that sin through the blood of Christ. I don’t think there is any moving forward because education isn’t always the answer.”
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