Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills kneels during the national anthem before the team's preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Dolphins' Stills says his criticism of owner isn't political

August 09, 2019 - 12:41 am

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he has no hard feelings toward Stephen Ross regarding the team owner's support for Donald Trump, and says his objections to a fundraiser for the president aren't political.

But Stills says there's a contradiction in Ross showing support both for racial equality and for Trump.

Stills earlier criticized Ross on Twitter for planning to host a fundraiser Friday at his Long Island home for Trump. Stills noted that Ross is the founder of RISE, a nonprofit that strives to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.

In a statement Wednesday, Ross said he's a champion of racial equality but also a longtime friend of Trump's and "an active participant in the democratic process."

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