Alabama players, Saban in anti-racism video

Alabama star offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood wrote the script for and was featured in a video along with several teammates and coach Nick Saban speaking out against racism and brutality on Thursday.

The video said, in part, "All lives can't matter until Black lives matter."

Many of Alabama's most visible players -- including quarterback Mac Jones, linebacker Dylan Moses and wideouts DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle -- also appeared in the video.

"When we experience racism," Moses said, "it hurts."

Saban appeared multiple times in the video, saying at one point, "In this moment in history, we can't be silent. We must speak up for our brothers and sisters, for our sons and daughters."

The video is another in a long line of statements against racism from college football programs across the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.

Earlier this month, Texas football players and coach Tom Herman marched to the state Capitol in protest. Similar protests were carried out by the South Carolina and Kentucky football teams.

Since Alabama players have been back on campus for voluntary workouts Saban has arranged for prominent Black leaders in sports, politics and media to speak with the Crimson Tide players and staff via Zoom. Speakers such as Condoleezza Rice, Charles Barkley and Stephen A. Smith have answered their questions about the issues gripping the country right now.

Information from ESPN's Chris Low was used in this report.