Report: NFL players ask league to support campaign

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(AP) – A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league’s support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform.

Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money, political involvement and other commitments from the league. It also asked the NFL to recognize the month of November as activism awareness month.

The website reports Wednesday night that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and receiver Torrey Smith, and former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin co-authored the letter.

The NFL declined comment when asked about the memo by Yahoo Sports. The players behind the letter didn’t return requests for comment or declined to speak about it, according to the website.

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2 comments

  • steve

    I’m done watching the NFL. Like so much of America these days, it’s being destroyed by liberalism and political correctness. The real reason for the game is lost because of the asinine, inappropriate antics of a few people.

  • Old Bob

    NFL do use to remove any players from the stadium that disrespects our flag and the people who gave their lives to protect our freedom.

    The NFL has sat on the sidelines long enough.