Bryant Gumbel conducts a series of one-on-one interviews with industry leaders to discuss issues around COVID-19 and systemic racial injustice in the world of sports. Plus, Real Sports gets an update from Robbie Tolan, a former MLB prospect who in 2009 was racially profiled and shot by police at his family’s home in the affluent neighborhood of Bellaire, Texas.
In a series of one-on-one interviews, Bryant Gumbel looks at how two plagues -- COVID-19 and systemic racial injustice -- have converged to create an unprecedented moment in the world of sports. Interviews include more than two dozen star players, coaches, executives as well as leading activists, entertainers and authors.
Robbie Tolan, the son of a former major leaguer and a prospect himself, was shot in 2009 in front of his family’s home by a police officer who believed Tolan was driving a stolen vehicle. He was not.
Tolan survived the shooting, and ignited a debate over racial profiling in the mostly white, affluent Houston suburb of Bellaire, Texas. A deacde later, Real Sports sits down with Tolan to discuss his experience in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.