Alabama football head coach Nick Saban addressed George Floyd's death and the resulting protests across the country in a statement on Sunday.
"I am shocked and angered by the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery," Saban wrote. "We're at an important moment for our country, and now is the time for us to choose kindness, tolerance, understanding, empathy, and most importantly ... it's time to love each other. Every life is precious, and we must understand we have so many more things that unite us than divide us."
Saban is the latest college football figure to speak out on the topic. Star athletes Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence were among the first to lend their voice to the cause.
"We are all part of this and we must banish these types of injustices in not just our country, but our world," Saban continued. "The ultimate future of our nations is in our hands, and like the teams I've been privileged to coach, we must depend on and respect each other no matter our differences. We must come together as a society and treat one another with respect and dignity."