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Derek Jeter, Von Miller, Danica Patrick, And Other Athletes Stand Up To Cyberbullying

Some of the biggest names in sports are banning together to Stand Up against cyberbullying.

The Players’ Tribune gathered Derek Jeter, Von Miller, Danica Patrick, Michael Phelps, and Karl-Anthony Towns for a video featuring the athletes reading hateful comments directed at them, and discussing the broader implications of poisonous words. Then the athletes vow to “stand up” and celebrate diversity in all forms, even in the face of hatred.

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can’t do, what you can do. That’s not for them to judge. That’s for you to judge,” Towns said.

Here’s the video:

The Players’ Tribune will roll out additional videos over the next few weeks featuring different athletes (like Joel Embiid, Brandon Marshall, and Abby Wambach), who address other important social issues.

Stay tuned, and in the meantime, don’t hide behind a keyboard and dispense hate.

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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