Thomas Davis said the Carolina Panthers' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings should "absolutely" be played as scheduled, even with the city being under a state of emergency due to violent protests over a recent police shooting.
The All-Pro linebacker said football has a unique way of bringing people together and believes the game is something the community needs.
"If you take this game away I think it is going to just continue to add to the stress and add to what is already going on in a negative way," Davis said Thursday.
Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in Charlotte on Wednesday night and has sent the National Guard and...