SEC football is officially back, and right off the bat, players from the league made themselves heard on the social injustice front. Players and coaches from both Florida and Ole Miss agreed to take a knee before kickoff of their contest.
Florida released a statement on the decision in the immediate aftermath.
"As members of the Florida and Ole Miss football teams, we recognize the impact of our personal platforms and are choosing to amplify the issues that directly impact us.
Together we have chosen to take the opening series of today's competition to acknowledge the unrest in our country surrounding the treatment of African Americans. We will continue to support social justice efforts as members of the Southeastern Conference and members of our respective communities."
At the moment, it's unclear if other SEC programs will follow or if these two schools decided this amongst themselves.
As noted, the SEC kicked off its season on Saturday. The ACC and Big 12 started two weeks ago, while we'll have to wait until October to see both the Big Ten and the Pac-12. It's going to be a wild season.