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The Lion's Roar

Athletes influence the public

Johannes “Joey” Verhaegh, a graduate assistant for Multicultural and International Student Affairs and a former member of the Lions football team, left, speaks with Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, right. From their position in the public, athletes can find their voices bringing attention to political topics.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2019

From Colin Kaepernick, a former National Football League player, to Lindsey Vonn, a World Cup alpine ski racer, professional athletes can find their positions in the public lead to discussions about their political opinions. Whether for good or bad, Tanner Wright, a junior pitcher on the softball team, b...

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