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The tale of Antwon Rose II is a complicated and tragic one. If the Steelers want to tell it, then they have to tell the whole thing. You can’t do that on a helmet. Via @pgopinions 

After the hiccups over an “upstairs” decision (as Minkah Fitzpatrick put it) to put Antwon Rose, Jr’s name on every #Steelers  helmet, it doesn’t appear players are required to conform today. At least, not from the back of the specialists’ helmets.

The Pittsburgh Steelers organization made the decision to put the name of Antwon Rose, an accused drive-by shooter, on their players helmets.

Pittsburgh Steelers Allowing Players To Opt Out of Helmet Tribute to Antwon Rose

Pittsburgh Steelers Allowing Players To Opt Out of Helmet Tribute to Antwon Rose

The Steelers wanted to send a message of unity and racial justice by putting the name of the late Antwon Rose II on the back of their helmets. However, Al Villanueva and Maurkice Pouncey have already split from the rest of the team, writes @PaulZeise 

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Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva has the name Alwyn Cashe on the back of his helmet Cashe was posthumousky awarded the Silver Star for heroism after his death at 35 while on duty in Iraq had said ALL players' helmets would have Antwon Rose Jr's name

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"I see mothers bury their sons. I want my mom to never feel that pain." Two years ago, Antwon Rose wrote those lines in a poem for his 10th grade honors English class. On Tuesday, he was fatally shot by police. In a few days, his mother will bury him.

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We don’t want him to be forgotten. For the 2020 season, we unite as one and will wear a single name on the back of our helmets – Antwon Rose Jr.

"I see mothers bury their sons. I want my mom to never feel that pain." Two years ago, Antwon Rose wrote those lines in a poem for his 10th grade honors English class. On Tuesday, he was fatally shot by police. In a few days, his mother will bury him.

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Antwon Rose Jr. was 17, a senior in high school, when he was pulled over by police and shot in the back. Antwon should be alive today. Black. Lives. Matter.

Rodney King. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Laquan McDonald. Freddie Gray. Antwon Rose Jr. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Say Their Names.

#BREAKING : Sources tell KDKA-TV that the police officer who killed 17 year old Antwon Rose was only sworn into the East Pittsburgh police force a few hours before the fatal shooting. #antwonrose 

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17-year-old Antwon Rose was unarmed and running away when he was shot dead by police. Two years earlier, he wrote a poem about not becoming “just a statistic.”

Antwon Rose, the 17-year-old shot and killed by police earlier this week, wrote this poem for a high school English class.

Parents and children from Urban Academy, a charter school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, held hands in silence on Friday for Antwon Rose, an unarmed teen who was killed by a police officer

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