When athletes take a stand

The latest cases of athletes weighing in on the social and political scene

Updated: April 17, 2012, 3:31 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Now that the Trayvon Martin story has added another chapter with second-degree murder charges filed against George Zimmerman, I wonder if the Miami Heat will continue to weigh in with their opinions.

The Heat already had plenty of issues -- both external and self-created -- confronting them before they stepped into the whirlpool of the Martin case by donning hoodies for a striking photograph in a show of support for Martin and his family. It was an eloquent statement, but one that puts ...

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