MLB Great Dale Murphy Says Son Shot in Eye with Rubber Bullet at Floyd Protest

Dan Mennella
June 01, 2020 - 7:00 am
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Two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy is claiming his son was the victim of police brutality during protests over the death of George Floyd.

Murphy took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal that his son Tyson suffered a bloodied eye when he was struck by a "rubber bullet" at demonstrations on Saturday night in Denver.

Tyson Murphy's eye might have been saved by a "kind stranger" who was handing out goggles shortly before the protests, his father said.

The "terrible" experience was nothing compared to the conditions and incidents that prompted the protests in the first place, Dale Murphy said.

He closed the series of tweets with a link to donate to local Black Lives Matter and NAACP chapters.

Murphy played the bulk of his 18-year career with the Atlanta Braves, with whom he won the two MVP awards consecutively in 1982-83. He also played for the Phillies and Rockies. Atlanta, Philadelphia and Denver were among the many American cities gripped by protests and riots after Floyd's death at the hands of a former Minneapolis police officer.

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