Skip to comments.Sources: NFL agrees to commit nearly $100M over seven years to social justice causes
Posted on 11/29/2017 9:47:26 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, ESPN has learned.
The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute nearly $100 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education.
During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents the NFL's largest contribution to a social issue, surpassing that of Salute to Service or Breast Cancer Awareness/Crucial Catch.
The partnership came a day after some players broke away from the Players Coalition because of their dissatisfaction with how Jenkins and Boldin have handled negotiations. Commissioner Roger Goodell, believing that an agreement was at hand, was furious when ESPN reported that players were breaking off, according to one source. But during an afternoon call, Jenkins asked that the commissioner and the owners continue to stand with the players and allow them to do important work in the community.
The agreement does not include language calling for players to end protests during the national anthem in exchange for funds; there's no implicit quid pro quo. But the NFL hopes this effort will effectively end the peaceful yet controversial movement that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started in 2016, when he refused to stand for the anthem.
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The NFL has no idea that not only has the camel pushed its nose under the tent that it came in, ate the buffet, crapped on the floor and chased all the guests away.
Over under on the collapse of the league went from 5 to 3.
They are so done, so finished and just oh so clueless.
NOW I KNOW I’ll not be having anything to do with the NFL...Kaepernick wins.
And just where is the money coming from? After all that has now been exposed. . .stupid fans.
Is this 100 million coming out of players contracts?
They lost 20-25% of their TV viewers.
They got $7 BILLION in taxpayer money to build stadiums.
Just wait for the next vote!
NFL was murdered by SJWs. NEVER let your HQ be in New York. It’s the kiss of death.
The brand of social justice that destroys communities and crusades against law enforcement?
Go to Hell, NFL.
Doubling down on losing. Ohhh Kayyyy.
The NFL continues to knuckle under to left-wing propaganda b.s. while getting no actual agreement or concession in return about ending the flag/anthem protests!!
This is simply further evidence of the feeble-minded Roger Goodell and his merry band of owners kissing up to the most radical element among the players.
We can expect that the funds will be channeled to crappy left-wing activists boasting of their commitment to “social justice” i.e., cop-hating and white-hating b.s.
Meanwhile, nothing will require an end to the protests, and the more radical players (some of whom are already described by ESPN as “breaking off” from the Malcolm Jenkins group which has been “negotiating” with the league) will certainly feel free to continue their own b.s.
Extortion, with no promise to end the protests.
Keep it up, losers.
Mismanaging itself into a reduced marketable product, the NFL is now going to commit over $100 million of it’s funds to a Leftist’s sedition project.
One day this will all be worth something after all.
Textbooks will herald what the NFL did to itself.
Don’t try this at home...
Blackmailed for 100,000,000 dollars. Could have avoided it by just firing one guy.
What are the names of the pregnancy help centers and pro-life groups the NFL is going to be donating to?
Well, maybe they can use them now for monster-truck, moto-cross, sprint car venues.
Bring some good-ole red-neck entertainment to the big cities.
Remember a year ago or so it was vitally important to African American community to have police accountability? Suddenly they started wearing body cams at the demands of BLM types.
Now all of these body and dash cams are showing the way they act “peacefully” around police. Suddenly they are calling for body cam reform, etc. watch the same thing happen to the NFL within a year and have all their money, what ever is left of it, be wasted with no real results.
I’m so happy and impressed with this announcement that I’m going to start watching football again.
Said no NFL fan anywhere.
Once and organization is taken over by SJWs and Commies it never comes back short of a firing squad.
Now we FUND anti-American causes, our OWN DEMISE, ANTIFA, BLM???
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