7/13/2016 3:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
“Something I’ve been told from a very young age is to comply. When a police officer asks you to do something, you do what he tells you to do” — NFL tight end Ben Watson.
The Baltimore Ravens player appeared on the “TMZ Sports” TV show on FS1 to talk about the recent wave of police violence … specifically, when it involves black people.
Watson — who wrote a book on race relations in America — said the first step to reducing deadly police incidents is making sure people obey and submit to law enforcement … though he acknowledges black men are on a “shorter leash.”
That being said, Watson adds … “People don’t deserve to be shot because they didn’t comply.”