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Hall Of Fame damaged in riots



June 1, 2020

College Football HOF issues statement on damage

      The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame put out the following statement today regarding the damage to the Chick-fil-A College Hall of Fame Friday night during the riots that occurred in Atlanta. 

Our primary concern is always the safety of people, and everyone associated with the Hall was unharmed during the events. Many people have reached out over the past two days, expressing their concern for the safety of our people while also asking about the Hall's collections, which are priceless and have been donated by countless people from the college football community around the country. 

All of the Hall's treasured artifacts, collections and displays were untouched and remain well protected in secured locations. While there was substantial damage to the exterior, the interior damage was limited to the gift shop and its merchandise. Countless people showed up to help with the clean-up, and many more have reached out to us to express their concern and support. We would like to thank everybody for their support and concern.

As for the events impacting the nation at moment and college football's role, we thought it would be poignant to share with you a piece written by Georgia native, Bill Curry, who played and coached just a few miles from the Hall at Georgia Tech and also at Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia State. Originally, played in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks at NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 11, 2001, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, his words always resonate at times like this, highlighting football's role as a unifying force.

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May 30, 2020

College Football HOF damaged in Atlanta riots

      The College Football Hall of Fame was damaged Friday night during riots in downtown Atlanta.

The museum had a window smashed, while some protesters were seen looting the building, according to Eric Stirgus of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Chick-fil-A restaurant next door was also damaged.

Riots broke out in cities across the country as demonstrators protested the killing of George Floyd, an African-American male who died in Minneapolis after a white policeman held his knee against his neck for over eight minutes. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter.



Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

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