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Rams to donate to police charity

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams will make a donation to a local police charity after five players’ protest over Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson drew the ire of local law enforcement officials.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the team will present an unspecified amount of money to The Backstoppers group before tonight’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Backstoppers provides financial assistance to families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics killed in the line of duty.

The move comes after five receivers made the “hands up” gesture during pregame introductions at the team’s Nov. 30 home game.

 

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