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NFL Team Cancels Practice Due To The Jacob Blake Shooting

Long shot of a Detroit Lions helmet at U.S. Bank Stadium.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 4: A helmet for the Detroit Lions is seen during warmups before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions have reportedly canceled their training camp practice today due to the Jacob Blake shooting that took place over the weekend.

Blake, a 29-year-old Black man in Kenosha, Wis., was shot multiple times in his back by police officers as he tried to enter his vehicle on Sunday. Blake's family claims he was trying to break up a fight before the shooting.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Blake is in stable condition at a hospital, but is paralyzed from the waist down. It is not clear yet if the paralysis is permanent.

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Detroit Lions players came up with the idea to cancel practice today after "deep discussions" this morning.

The team is expected to address the media this afternoon.

Over the last couple of days, multiple NFL and NBA players have used social media to comment on the Jacob Blake shooting. We'll see what Lions players in particular have to say following today's decision. As of now, the team sent a group message moments ago.

Stay tuned.