Notre Dame women wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts

Notre Dame players wears an "I Can't Breathe" shirts during warm-ups before an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame’s women basketball players came out for pregame warmups on Saturday wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts.

The Irish join a growing list of teams wearing similar shirts in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died in July after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold while trying to arrest him.

Notre Dame spokesman Chris Masters says the players wore the black shirts with the words “I Can’t Breathe” in white letters with the support of coach Muffet McGraw and the university.

The players wore the shirts while warming up before their game against Michigan. Starters took them off for the pregame introductions while the reserves kept them on.

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