Myles Garrett is doing what he can to help a 24-year-old man who tragically lost his life during the May 30 Cleveland rally against police brutality that turned violent.
John Sanders was taking photos at the downtown Cleveland rally when he was shot in the eye with a beanbag round by police, according to TMZ Sports. He lost his left eye and suffered other facial injuries.
Garrett heard about Sanders’ plight and sent out a tweet with a link to a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the man.
John Sanders was peacefully protesting in Cleveland when he got shot in the eye with a lead pellet filled beanbag. After a couple surgeries, they had to remove his eye. If you can donate, here’s his go fund me (directly from him). https://t.co/wF7RuXzmuM
— Myles Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) June 9, 2020
Sanders told TMZ that since Garrett tweeted out the GoFundMe link, funds raised for the man doubled.
“He was just texting me about how badly he felt about what happened and how he wanted to make a difference in any way he could,” Sanders told TMZ.
“It’s wild,” Sanders also said. “I mean, the whole thing — from being such an extreme living example of police brutality and lack of training to actually having someone in the NFL that is not only probably the best player at their position, but also someone I’ve held in high regards actually reach out to me — is really overwhelming.”