May 02, 2015

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) NFL draft pick and former Penn State standout Adrian Amos Jr. has a personal perspective on the Baltimore riots - he is from there and his father is a police officer in the city.

Amos, chosen in fifth round Saturday by the Chicago Bears, said Saturday that his father, Adrian Sr., ''was down there in the middle of it during the riots'' that ensued after the death of Freddie Gray.

Amos Jr. added, ''It doesn't deter me either way on the subject that's being fought for. I just want there to be justice either way.''

He hopes the situation ''opens a lot of peoples' eyes.''

''A lot of people are watching,'' he said. ''We just want everything to be better ... so people can respect the police and the police respect all people.''

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