Jets LB Demario Davis was one of the leaders at the NFL owners-players meeting last week in New York.
The meeting, which took place to discuss players protesting racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem, included 12 players like Davis and fellow Jet Kelvin Beachum as well as retired WR Anquan Boldin. Eleven NFL owners were present for the meeting as well.
According to ESPN, each player was given the chance to speak in front of the owners by commissioner Roger Goodell, and Davis was one of the most impactful.
"I'm going to break it down for you guys," Davis started off. "You guys aren't supporting us, and until you do, there's going to be an issue."
Though he was stern, it was said Davis' comments relieved tension in the meeting. Davis also said following the meeting that acting Jets owner Christopher Johnson has done a great job speaking with each player about their concerns.
Johnson has been on the Jets' sideline during the natinoal anthem where he locks arms with the team, showing a sign of unity. He said, "I was incredibly honored," that the players wanted to include him in their display during the anthem.
Davis didn't give any details on what he said exactly during the meeting, and with the season still going on, he made it clear he won't talk about it until the next meeting occurs.
"I just think there's a time for everything, and you got to prioritize life," Davis told the Daily News. "I'm sure there will be meetings in the future and there will be more time to talk about that at a different time. But right now, I'm just focused on Atlanta."
He did mention, however, that the talks were productive in an official statement. He looks forward to continuing using his platform with the NFL to show his concerns with our nation.
"I will say that the talks were very productive," Davis said in his statement. "It's encouraging to me as an athlete to see so many athletes and owners so concerned about our country and pushing in the right direction. We have a tremendous platform in the NFL, and to whom much is given, much is required. And that's why we simply can't just play football."
"We have to help push our country in the right direction, and it's encouraging to see the owners and the athletes wanting to do that..."