Last Updated on April 28, 2022
Former NFL player Jack Brewer has threatened MSNBC’s Joy Reid with a defamation lawsuit over remarks she made on his youth program. Brewer, along with a handful of other ex-NFL players, recently met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in order to promote fatherhood. This displeased Reid, who framed Brewer’s meeting with DeSantis as “child abuse.”
Governor Ron DeSantis signs legislation to provide $70 million to promote fatherhood at the Bucs indoor facility as Tony Dungy looks on. pic.twitter.com/FShFxdqHcU
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) April 11, 2022
Brewer helps run The Jack Brewer Foundation, which assists troubled youth with resources and extends Christian principles of hope to children.
After the DeSantis meeting, Reid lashed out at Jack Brewer’s inclusion of black children at the event, calling DeSantis an “anti-black” governor. The MSNBC host accused Brewer of “using” the children for personal gain, calling it “child abuse.”
“This mis-use of Black boys is tantamount to child abuse. I would really like to hear the back-story on who these kids were and how they wound up at a DeSantis event. Given how anti-Black DeSantis is, using Black children this way is extra sick,” Reid wrote in a tweet.
During an appearance Tucker Carlson Tonight, Jack Brewer described what his foundation does. “I’m a man of god. And those children that you see are children of god,” Brewer told Tucker Carlson.
“God called us right now to face this CRT. These same kids, the majority of [these kids] are fatherless kids; kids who come into our center everyday and learn reading and math proficiency,” Brewer continued. “Then they go to public schools and their teachers tell them if they make a 50 (F) or a 60 (D), that’s OK because they’re black kids. We fight against that.”
Former NFL player Jack Brewer joins Tucker Carlson to dismantle Joy Reid’s false accusations of “child abuse” against him.
Brewer: “I've poured my entire life, heart, and soul into going out and serving the most under-served kids in our nation.” pic.twitter.com/nNVtTbWnAZ
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After Reid’s tweets, Jack Brewer has demanded a formal apology. “She has completely humiliated my kids and my program,” Brewer told the Washington Examiner on Monday. “It’s just so hurtful, and she needs to be held accountable. She does it so often. And you know, her words and the way that she comes across to black America leaves a stain on all of us. … I won’t put up with it when it comes to my kids.”
The former NFL player went on to say that if Reid does not apologize, he may consider a defamation suit focused on her “child abuse” remark.