The circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a black man in Minnesota has left dozens of NFL players outraged.

Philando Castile was shot and killed by police on Wednesday during a routine traffic stop in Falcon Heights, a suburb of Minneapolis. Although police haven't released many details about the incident, Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, said that he was shot several times after the two were pulled over for a broken tail light.

Reynolds posted a graphic video to Facebook that showed what happened in the immediate aftermath of the shooting (You can see the video here). Reynolds said that Castile was shot as he reached for his wallet so he could get out his license.

"Please, officer, don't tell me that you just did this to him," Reynolds says in the video. "You shot four bullets into him, sir. He was just getting his license and registration, sir."

Reynolds also said that Castile had mentioned that he had explicitly told the officer that he had a firearm in his possession that he was licensed to carry.

Castile's death comes less than 48 hours after the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Louisiana. Sterling was also shot by police in an incident that was caught on film.

Just like Sterling's death, the killing of Castile left the NFL community filled with outrage.

Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers was one of the dozens of players who expressed their anger on social media. Just hours after referring to Sterling's death as a 'lynching,' Kaepernick offered this tweet after Castile's death.


Texans left tackle Duane Brown was also upset.

Reggie Bush says that "trigger-happy" cops are the problem.

Darnell Dockett said that he's going to start live-streaming any traffic stop he's involved in from here on out.

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson says that more officers need to speak up.

Randall Cobb expressed his sympathy in a tweet that was retweeted by Aaron Rodgers.

Justin Forsett and Jonathan Stewart were also upset.

Redskins defensive lineman Terrance Knighton has a theory for why all these killings are happening.

Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was shocked that officers didn't appear to help Castile during the Facebook video that Reynolds posted.

The governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has called for a federal investigation into the shooting.