Earlier today, the New York Times released a feature on the Tallahassee Police and Florida State’s Jameis Winston investigation — or lack thereof — highlighting everything that could have been done, but wasn’t. The story’s comprehensiveness led some to wonder if these missteps were a result of incompetence, a cover-up, or both.
Myron Rolle, who played at Florida State from 2006-2009, and won a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University for his academic achievement, responded with a rather out there analogy:
They can’t kill Jameis like they did Emmett, but they’ll do their best to slander him. Stay strong, J5.
— Myron Rolle (@MyronRolle) April 16, 2014
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who was murdered in Misssissippi in the 1950’s after allegedly flirting with a white woman.