Current and former NFL players campaigning for racial equality and criminal justice reform wrote a lengthy memo to league commissioner Roger Goodell officially seeking overt league support in their effort, including an endorsement for an activism awareness month, Yahoo Sports has learned. The 10-page memo, obtained by Yahoo Sports, was sent to Goodell and executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in August, requesting wide-ranging involvement in their movement from the NFL. The memo seeks an investment of time and education, political involvement, finances and other commitments from the league. It also sought to have the NFL endorse the month of November as an activism awareness month, similar to the periods of league calendar dedicated to breast cancer awareness and military recognition. It was endorsed by four players: Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, former Buffalo Bills wideout Anquan Boldin and Eagles wideout Torrey Smith. A league spokesperson declined to comment on the memo or Goodell’s communication with specific NFL players. The four players who co-authored the letter either didn’t return requests for comment or declined to speak about it, citing an agreement to keep direct communications with Goodell private.
And THIS is what is wrong with the NFL, and why it’s ratings are tanking right now; this crap. The right thing for Roger to do is to crumple up that memo, and toss it in the trash, and then put out a memo of his own which says the NFL is about FOOTBALL; NOT political correctness and political agenda activism. Ironically, the percentage of black players in the NFL in 2014 was 68%; a number that is now over 80%. That same year white players made up about 28%; a number that has since decreased. So, maybe these players have a point. There isn’t exactly “equality” of demographics in the NFL. Maybe there aren’t enough white players in the NFL! Then, once that’s been addressed, how about we take a good hard look at the NBA while we’re at it, lol. Don’t look for anyone in ANY news media dare to cross that politically incorrect line… But, hey.. Here at The Daily Buzz, we don’t shy away, and call out hypocrisy like this whenever it’s pushed in our face by these obnoxious, self-righteous, entitlement-minded, professional athletes who make MILLIONS, and then whine how they’re all “oppressed.” Can I PLEASE be that “oppressed?!?” Like we’ve been saying, THIS is why the ratings for the NFL are in the toilet. People are sick of this crap. Unreal..