Eric Kendricks to NFL: "Your statement said nothing. … Vague answers do nothing"

NFL: NFC Divisional Round-Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers
Jan 11, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) walks off the field after an NFC Divisional Round playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.The 49ers defeated the Vikings 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement Saturday that addressed “the tragic events across our country,” and offered the league’s deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd. Here’s the complete statement.

Vikings linebackers Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr took to social media on Tuesday to express just how empty they felt the league’s statement had been. Here is what Kendricks put on Twitter.

Kendricks didn’t end there. He continued the thread by pointing out the Vikings have opened a dialogue with players, adding “we’re all working towards solutions with the team … if anyone has suggestions for how to support the city, we’d love to hear them.

“Our team doesn’t just want to donate — we want to work with local organizations and get out there to help facilitate change. DM me or comment if you have any suggestions or info.

“But we want answers at the league level. That’s where change can happen, and we’ve seen none. Because right now, it seems like nothing. And nothing is unacceptable.

“You can’t bring in people to teach us how we should interact with police but not work towards changing the behavior of the police themselves. Silence will not make this go away. @NFL #WeWantAnswers #BlackLivesMatter”

Barr’s tweets were identical to Kendricks’. Both of them are on the Vikings’ social justice committee, according to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin.