Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is the highest paid athlete in America and the sixth highest paid in the world.

His influence is mighty here in the U.S. and abroad. He has rarely backed away from expressing himself.

When the excruciatingly sad photo of the father and child face down in the water at the southern U.S. border went viral, this is what the Hawks QB had to say:

A sobering equivalency.

The Seahawks will open 12 training camp practices to fans beginning July 25 and concluding August 15, with a special Season Ticket Holder Day. Seattle welcomes Denver to open the pre-season August 8.