Roger Goodell Defends NFL’s $90 Million ‘Social Justice’ Payout to Anthem Protesters
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is defending the $90 million the league is earmarking for so-called “social justice” causes, in an agreement made to placate the dozens of players who have been protesting against the country during the playing of the national anthem.
“We have a unique opportunity here for NFL players and for NFL owners to work together,” Goodell said. “This is a result of unprecedented dialogue and cooperation between NFL players, ownership and our office over the last year.”
Despite the spending agreement, Goodell was unable to elicit a vow from the players to stop their anti-American protests, something that one of the players involved in the negotiations took pains to point out in an interview with NBC Sports.
“This deal for us was never about telling guys what they can or can’t do. It was never about telling guys that they can’t protest or to stop protesting. This agreement was the NFL listening to the concerns of its players and responding in a like matter,” retired Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin told NBC Sports.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is defending the new $90 million in funds the league is earmarking for so-called "social justice" causes.