NFL Players Set Activism Terms in Memo to Goodell
Yahoo Sports reports that current and former NFL players campaigning for racial equality and criminal justice reform wrote a lengthy memo to League Commissioner Roger Goodell, officially seeking overt league support in their effort, including an endorsement for an activism awareness month. The 10-page memo was sent to Goodell and EVP of Football Operations Troy Vincent in August, requesting wide-ranging involvement in their movement from the NFL. The memo seeks an investment of time and education, political involvement, finances, and other commitments from the league. It also sought to have the NFL endorse the month of November as an activism awareness month, similar to the periods of league calendar dedicated to breast cancer awareness and military recognition. It was endorsed by four players: Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, former Buffalo Bills wideoutAnquan Boldin, and Eagles wideout Torrey Smith. More here.