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Notes: Duron Harmon says meetings on racism have fostered growth as a team

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The safety says the player-led meetings on racism have helped the team grow closer.

After safety Duron Harmon shared powerful stories of his own experiences with racism in a Zoom call with reporters, he’s now sharing how impactful the team meetings on these subjects have been.

Harmon says the team meetings—normally dedicated to football and now redirected on major issues in the country—have been resourceful, with a lot of knowledge being shared among the players and staff.

“Matty P did a great job of just you know bringing the attention to the team last Friday. He’s given us an opportunity to, you know, just as black men to express our frustrations and for you know white brothers in there to give the opportunity to learn what we go through,” he said.

He said head coach Matt Patricia initially began the conversations, where they share experiences. Harmon said it’s all led to major growth as a team.

“At the end of the day, this is team sport, and if you can truly commit to each other, and love each other no matter what, your race, gender, anything - that’s how a team really creates a brotherhood.”

Watch the entire interview here:

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