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Champ Bailey shares powerful message about racism during HOF speech

Champ Bailey

Champ Bailey was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night as part of the Class of 2019 in Canton. He spent much of his speech thanking those who had contributed to his success, and he also was sure to share a message about society as well.

The 12-time Pro Bowler discussed how he and other black men are affected based on the color of their skin. He implored white people to listen when they speak about their troubles.

Here is a transcription of what he said:

Bailey led the league in interceptions once and passes defended once. He’s continuing to make an impact even after his career has ended.

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