Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills is teaming up with the city to rebuild a positive relationship between police and the community.
Stills has only been with his new team for two weeks, and he is already making a social impact. On Tuesday, Houston Police Chief Art Acvedo met with reporters and revealed that Stills is looking to work with the department. According to Acvedo, the two have been discussing ways to improve the trust between th youth and the force, as well as how to acknowledge officers that perform their properly.
As part of the program, an officer will be highlighted every month for performing their job correctly and efforts towards keeping the community safe. “He reached out to us and wanted to meet about community policing, community relations, and more importantly, how he can partner with the police department to try to build trust with young people,” Acevedo said.
Acevedo went on to say that the officer of the month program was a move Stills wanted to make during his time with the Dolphins, but could not achieve because of his trade. Now that he is in Houston; he is reportedly ready to put in the work.
Rumors that he would be traded emerged amid him calling out Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for hosting a fundraiser dinner for #DonaldTrump. But it seems to have been a bigger door opening for Stills, as the Texans are reportedly in full support of him kneeling during the National Anthem as a form of silent protest. Stills has two years left on his deal, and the ball seems to be in his field with new business and community services ventures.