Former ASU star Jaelen Strong on Sterling shooting: Independence Day 'means nothing to black people'

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 16:26:42-04

A number of professional athletes took to social media Wednesday to comment about the deadly shooting of African-American Alton Sterling by police in Louisiana on Tuesday night.

Houston Texans receiver and former Arizona State Sun Devils star Jaelen Strong was among the most vocal.

On Wednesday morning, the Philadelphia native slammed police officers, asserting that African-Americans have been unfairly targeted in police shootings across the country.

Strong, a member of the 2014 First-team All-Pac-12 squad and a third-round NFL Draft pick in 2015, also went after Twitter users who want him to stick to football on social media.