JJ Watt calls death of George Floyd 'disgusting'

NOW: JJ Watt calls death of George Floyd ’disgusting’

NFL star and Pewaukee native, JJ Watt, was asked by reporters on Wednesday, May 27 about the tragic police death of a man in Minneapolis. 

Watt did not hold back. 

"I've seen the video and I think it's disgusting," Watt said. 

JJ Watt plays for the Houston Texans. George Floyd, the man who died while being subdued by Minneapolis police Monday, was a native of Houston. 

"I don't see how that situation makes any sense whatsoever, and I think that anybody who saw the video, anybody who – I don't know how you can defend it. I mean, it's terrible," Watt said. "It's extremely difficult to watch ,and it's upsetting."

The four officers involved in the arrest have been fired. 

The mayor of Minneapolis is now calling for criminal charges. 

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