NFL Doubles Down on Politics with Endorsement of Prison Reform Bill


The National Football League seeks to double down on politics despite the bad hand of anthem kneelers resulting in fans becoming boo-birds.

The league recently formally endorsed the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the legislation, thwarted in earlier incarnations, earlier this month. A diverse lot including Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) support the measure.

“We felt that this was an issue over the last months, as we have continued to work with our players on issues of equality and on issues of criminal justice reform, that was surfaced for us, and we thought it was appropriate to lend our support to it,” Joe Lockhart, the former spokesman for President Bill Clinton who now performs a similar role for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, informed reporters in acknowledging the league’s support for the bill on a media conference call. – READ MORE

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