Even if he's receiving threats or it costs the St. Louis Rams some fans.
The tight end was designated spokesman Wednesday for the five-player group that made the gesture before Sunday's win over Oakland. He explained it was not just a show of solidarity for Ferguson, Mo., protesters but for peaceful demonstrations everywhere.
Asked in hindsight whether the group might have taken a different tack that wouldn't have antagonized law enforcement officials, he answered: "We could have, absolutely. But would we? Absolutely not."
Players met with Coach
"I think we kind of got our point across," Cook said. "Especially now, I think the world understands a little more why we did it."
"I understand that," Cook said. "They have to understand that we're ambassadors for them as well as other parts of St. Louis. It's a common place for people to get together and have fun. It's the Edward Jones Dome, baby. The greatest show on turf, baby. How could you not want to have fun and enjoy that?"
The "Hands Up" gesture became controversial in St. Louis long before a grand jury last week declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed
"'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' is not just a Ferguson thing, it's a worldwide thing," Cook said. "People are doing it in New York, people are doing it in Florida, people are doing it on the West Coast.
"It's a message worldwide that you can do things peacefully without getting out of line."
No more Toronto games for Bills
Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon announced that the team is done playing annual regular-season "home" games in Toronto after reaching an agreement with Rogers Communications to terminate the four remaining years of the series.
The decision did not come as a surprise after the Bills had a 1-5 record since the series was established with a five-year agreement in 2008. The Bills and Rogers reached another five-year deal in 2013 to extend the series.
Last month, new Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula told the Associated Press they were negotiating to cancel the series. In March, the Bills and Rogers postponed playing this year's game to evaluate and determine how to improve the atmosphere of games played in Toronto's downtown domed Rogers Centre.
The series' days were numbered immediately following a 34-31 overtime loss to Atlanta last year.
That's when Brandon and several Bills players went public in questioning the competitive edge the team was losing in giving away home-field advantage by playing in front of small and relatively indifferent crowds in Toronto.
Several Bills veterans welcomed the decision following practice Wednesday.
"I don't want to get too into it, because I got way too into it at one point," Wood said. "But yeah, we're all excited to keep our home game."
Added running back
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