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Former Raiders player speaks at Republican National Convention

Posted at 9:29 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 19:26:05-04

A former Raiders player took the stage at the Republican National Convention.

Last night, Burgess Owens, who's now running for Congress in Utah, used part of his time to comment on statements made by Joe Biden.

Owens referred to a comment made by Joe Biden to a radio host back in May:

Biden said "if you have a problem figuring out if you're for me on Trump, then you ain't black."

Owens tried to encourage people of color to vote for the president.

Owens told Sports Illustrated that speaking at the convention was bigger than the Super Bowl.