Pro players create 'Athletes United' to help support survivors of sexual assault

Former NFL cornerback Wade Davis and other sportspersons partnered with Mic to create "Athletes United," an initiative that allows players to tell their stories and show support for sexual assault survivors.

Joining Davis in the cause are WNBA players Layshia Clarendon and Elizabeth Williams, both of the Atlanta Dream, as well as DeAndre Levy, former linebacker for the Detroit Lions, WWE wrestler Titus O'Neil and former MLB second baseman Orlando Hudson.  

Additionally, Clarendon penned a powerful essay discussing her history with sexual assault. "I walked alone in my shame for years," she wrote. "I only recently told my girlfriend, and she was the first person I ever shared my story with. That's a long time to carry something. Something that I should not have felt I had to carry. I am speaking up because I want people to know that it can happen to anyone, that you are not alone and that it was not your fault."

"We can't be quiet about any of this," Hudson said.

For more information, visit Mic.

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