The NFL commits $250 million over the next 10 years against racism
The NFL announced that it gives $250 million in the next 10 years to help the fight against racism.
According to a statement issued by the national football league on Thursday,
They said that the allotted money also help those African-Americans who faced injustice in the past or now.
It continued, “The NFL and our clubs will continue to work collaboratively with NFL players to support programs to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement.”
Commissioner Roger Goodell confession
Commissioner Roger Goodell confessed that the League should listen to players earlier about racism issues.
The NFL said it was also used its television network and other media properties to raise the racism issue and awareness and educate about social justice issues.
Godell said, “We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.
We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter,”
His statement came in response to the video “stronger together”. In this video, most black players asked the league to take strong action in the wake of George Floyd’s.
The protest of players started after the death of George Floyd. A 46-year-old black man was killed by a Minneapolis police officer during custody. When a video of his death viral, protests flooded onto the streets. The players and other athletes also demanding justice. They raise their voice on every platform against anti-racism and police brutality.
Players wrote Letter to Congress
Several High profile players like Tom Brady and Drew Brees wrote a letter to Congress on Wednesday in which they demand the end of qualified immunity and demand a legal doctrine that athletes may be called as a shielding police enforcement from accountability.
The bill was introduced by Reps. Justin Amash and Ayanna Pressley. They said that this bill might be helpful to develop the trust of the public in government and police enforcement and would ensure that whoever breaks the citizen’s law will appear before the court.