NFLPA, NFL meet to discuss social activism by players

The NFLPA and NFL meet on Tuesday to discuss social activism. At the conclusion of the meeting, the NFLPA released a statement.

NFLPA statement on social activism

“The NFL and NFLPA met today to discuss the important issue of social activism by NFL players. Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith, Eric Winston, Robert Kraft, John Mara, Art Rooney & other player leaders engaged in a productive conversation. We’re all committed to an ongoing dialogue.”

The discussions come at the request of NFL members Michael Bennett, Torrey Smith, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin who suggested that the NFL have a social activism month.

Bennett, Smith, Jenkins and Boldin sent a memo to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office in early September requesting that the league have a social activism month similar to how the league implements breast cancer awareness month and honors the military.

In the letter obtained by Yahoo! Sports and later published the four wrote:

“We would like November to serve as a month of Unity for individual teams to engage and impact the community in their market,”  the memo states.

Both side plan to continue deliberating this week. It’s a pretty obvious decision. The NFL should incorporate a social activism month.

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