Chauvin Attorney Destroys Narrative That Floyd Called for Mother Before His Death, Media Ignores


Towards the end of his questioning of George Floyd’s girlfriend Courteney Ross, Eric Nelson, the attorney for former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, uncovered a bombshell that has been left out of mainstream media coverage.

“You and Floyd – Mr. Floyd, excuse me – I’m assuming, like most couples, had pet names for each other?” Nelson asked Ross.

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“Yes,” she said, smiling.

“What were you saved in his phone as?” Nelson asked.

“Mama,” Ross replied, hesitantly.

In the now-infamous viral video of the interaction between Chauvin and Floyd, Floyd can be heard saying “mama” repeatedly before losing consciousness.

The narrative set forth by the media has been that Floyd was calling out for his mother before his death. That narrative has also been pushed for a year by the likes of race huckster Al Sharpton, and has even sparked comparisons between Floyd and Jesus, who called for his own mother while being crucified.

As it turns out, Floyd may have been calling for Ross, not his mother, just before losing consciousness during his arrest.

This rather important point has been wholly ignored by the media as of Thursday afternoon, which has not even acknowledged that it may have perpetuated a lie for nearly a year.

Instead, media coverage has focused on the tumultuous relationship between Floyd and Ross, about which she testified Thursday. The couple struggled with drug addiction, and dated on-and-off while each of them dealt with their addictions. Ross testified that despite their struggles, the couple cared deeply for each other, providing details about their love life.

The defense also revealed that on March 6, just two months prior to his death, Floyd had been admitted to the hospital for a drug overdose. Ross took him to the hospital, where he stayed for five days.

An autopsy revealed that Floyd had possibly lethal levels of fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, and much of the defense’s case hinges on the possibility that drugs, not Chauvin’s kneeling on Floyd’s neck and back, actually caused his death.

The prosecution has claimed that due to his size and experience with drug use, Floyd had a higher-than-usual tolerance for drugs that may have been lethal to smaller or less experienced drug users. The state appears to be laying the groundwork to try to prove that the sole cause of Floyd’s death was Chauvin’s behavior, not Floyd’s drug use.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Minnesota Sun and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].











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2 Thoughts to “Chauvin Attorney Destroys Narrative That Floyd Called for Mother Before His Death, Media Ignores”

  1. william delzell

    Since our tax money pays their salaries and benefits (and even subsidizes their labor union, The Fraternal/Sororal Order of Police), police should be held accountable for any actions that violate others’ human rights. While police should have enough extra power commensurate with their need to protect themselves and anybody at the scene of their assignment, they should not be ABOVE the law when they use force that is not justified in the performance of their duties. Derek Chauvin definitely went beyond the pale when he strangled George Floyd. Chauvin needs to answer for his offenses.

    1. Chris Diller

      The fact this acticle can be written is disgusting. He was pleading for his life and this author and publication tries to take anything they can to downplay a racist violent criminal of a cop. Who cares if mamma was for a lover or his mom, they were his last words. This article shows the heartlessness taking over our country and it’s Trump supporters of course.