NFL Triples Down on Stupid

2020 June 5
by bc3b

If you thought you hated the NFL before:

A day after a group of players released a video and challenged the NFL to join their fight against racism and systematic oppression, commissioner Roger Goodell responded with a video of his own and said he wants to do his part.

Goodell’s statement in full:

“It has been a difficult time for our country, in particular black people in our country. First, my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all the families who have endured police brutality. We, the National Football League condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. 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.

“I personally protest with you, and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country.

“Without black players, there would be no National Football League. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff. We are listening. I am listening, and I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family.”

The league already has actively supported the work of the players coalition, and since 2017, owners have contributed roughly $44 million to more than 500 social justice initiatives that focus on education, community-police relations and criminal justice reform. But it sounds as if players can expect to receive additional backing going forward.

Hat tip: Detroit Free Press

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“Without black players, there would be no National Football League.”

 

14 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 June 5 7:21 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    There’s nothing like being lectured by an elitist, who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and makes $40-million a year.

    Notice he didn’t mention David Dorn the retired black police captain who was murdered by muggers?

  2. 2020 June 5 7:45 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Please Mich, give her the boot!!!

    Michigan Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with 77-Year-Old Barber over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

  3. 2020 June 5 8:15 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  4. 2020 June 5 8:29 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  5. 2020 June 5 8:31 pm
    [7]
    JimNorCal permalink

    I don’t know about you. My imagination does not stretch that far.

  6. 2020 June 5 9:02 pm
    [8]
    Eph permalink

    The NFL season is already over…

    Goodell knows this

    He aint dumb

  7. 2020 June 5 9:06 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Can we add the following …

    “Without white QBs we would only have one Superbowl Championship. Doug Williams 1987”

    (Sorry half black dont count)

  8. 2020 June 5 11:54 pm
    [10]

    Flynn suggests he’s not done.

    https://twitter.com/BardsFM/status/1268728481497649154

    (img link to letter without visiting full twitter)
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZttnbBXYAE7saJ?format=jpg&name=900×900

  9. 2020 June 5 11:58 pm
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    8 – If he keeps it up it’ll be the entire sport that’s gone, and what does he care, he’s got his. That the owners haven’t already canned his ass is amazing, but then they already got their fortunes too and for most owning a team is a vanity project.

  10. 2020 June 6 2:51 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    10,

    Oh Flynn has several individuals and organizations by the short hairs. The trick is Flynn may not move on the immediately. Tactically waiting for the discovery to be released from Durham would bear considerable fruit in his favor. He will get a settlement out of the DoJ. He can then go after Comey, Meuller, Rice; firms Coie, and CrowdStrike.

  11. 2020 June 6 2:53 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    11,

    To me the sport is dead. I have not watched a game in years.

  12. 2020 June 6 6:04 am
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    Having boycotted the convict league last year, this year will be no problemo.

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