28 Dec NFL Gives to MCJ in Recognition of Curtis Flowers
Posted at December 28, 2020 in In the News
The NFL is recognizing Curtis Flowers and other heroes in the struggle against systemic racism. Each honoree designated a nonprofit organization to receive a donation from the league. MCJ is thankful that Mr. Flowers selected MCJ. We also want to thank former The University of Mississippi football player DeMarquis Gates for nominating Mr. Flowers for this honor.
The Mississippi Center for Justice joined Flowers’ legal team and started defending him after the Supreme Court overturned his guilty verdict in his sixth trial for the same crime that he did not commit. Since then, we helped Flowers get released on bail so he could be with his family as he awaited a potential seventh trial. We also filed a motion to remove District Attorney Doug Evans from the case due to his gross prosecutorial misconduct in Flowers’ trials. After Evans withdrew in the wake of our motion, we helped persuade the Mississippi Attorney General to dismiss the charges in September of 2020.
Flowers is not the only victim of a system that is rigged against people like him. Click here to learn more about the NFL’s Inspire Change program and the people it is recognizing.