Arizona Cardinals Give Team Day Off To Honor George Floyd

George Floyd's memorial is set for Thursday in Minneapolis. CBS Minnesota is reporting that Rev. Al Sharpton will be giving the eulogy.

Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake took to Twitter to say that the team was given the day off from meetings so they could honor George Floyd's memorial.

Thursday's memorial is the first of three memorials spanning six days in three different cities where Floyd was born, grew up, and died.


Three memorials in three cities over six days are planned for Floyd in the cities where he was born, grew up and died. The first memorial is on Thursday afternoon at North Central University in Minneapolis.

Floyd's body will then go to Raeford, North Carolina, where he was born 46 years ago, for a two-hour public viewing and private service for the family on Saturday.

Finally, a public viewing will be held Monday in Houston, where he was raised and lived most of his life. A 500-person service on Tuesday will take place at The Fountain of Praise church. A private burial will follow.

On Wednesday, Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans announced that the team would not hold meetings on Monday, June 9th, so that the team could attend the funeral if they choose.

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