However, Brees continued to promote the company. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. But sometimes you should shut the f*** up. But after the Chargers let him go in favor of Phillip Rivers, Brees became a folk hero in the city of New Orleans. I looked up to you. We’re not actively LOOKING for racial prejudice.". ... And it's unfortunate because I considered you a friend. Father Time is catching up to Drew Brees. AKA Andrew Christopher Brees. Another Brees-related development project that scandalized The Big Easy was when star QB joined a group of private donors in an attempt to build a $4 million kids soccer complex on a coveted piece of city-owned waterfront property in Audubon Park known as The Fly. "I can kneel confidently because I know that with just that small gesture, a much bigger message is being conveyed. Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile, Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male), Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile. In 2019, Drew Brees appeared in a video promoting "Bring Your Bible to School Day," an initiative by the religious group Focus on the Family — an organization labeled "anti-LGBTQ+" by Big Easy Magazine. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character," Brees' statement continued. He claimed it was a misrepresentation to say that he was "aligned with an organization that was anti-LGBTQ," and that that while he lives by "Christian fundamentals," just because he appeared in the organization's video doesn't mean he agrees with their homophobic stance. Not until this week did Drew and I realize THAT THIS IS THE PROBLEM. It's just a unique tidbit that follows along the lines of his family tree, although they aren't blood-related. "We can read books to our children about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X., Hank Aaron, Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and feel like we are doing our part to raise our children to love, be unbiased and with no prejudice. Brittany insists she and Drew don't "have a racist bone in our body" ... and now, she's pledging to do more to help the black community in their fight for social justice. "What I did was I filmed a video recently that was encouraging kids to bring their bibles to school for national Bring Your Bible to School Day," he continued. In 2010, Drew Brees became the national spokesman for AdvoCare International, a multilevel marketing company that sells energy drinks, shakes, and supplements directly to consumers. It was as simple as that. ", "I don’t understand what you’re fighting for, and I’m not willing to hear you because of our preconceived notions of what that flag means to us. The Federal Trade Commission saw it differently, and in 2019, determined that the "business model was a pyramid scheme." "Our communities are under siege, and we need help," Jenkins said, adding, "We're done asking, Drew. The company agreed to pay a $150 million fine to no longer operate a multi-level marketing business. I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today," the Super Bowl XLIV winner explained, admitting that he himself had "not done enough to fight" for true equality in America. The organization was founded in 2003 by Brittany and Drew Brees in memory of Brittany's aunt who died … Brees' comments were met with instant backlash, including from Michael Thomas. Drew Brees Foundation is a non-profit social organization, who helps cancer patients and provides education and opportunities for families and children in need. © 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. Born: 15-Jan-1979 Birthplace: Austin, TX. Drew Brees' wife says the family received death threats in the wake of the QB's anti-kneeling comments last week ... and now, she's joining in on apologizing for her hubby's words. You literally still don't understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee??

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