“The National Football League and our clubs will continue to work cooperatively with National Football Association players to support programs dealing with criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational progress.”
The National Football League said it would use its television network and other media to raise awareness and promote “education on social justice issues” and “promote unity”.
“We, the National Football League, admit that we were wrong not to listen to NFL players earlier and encourage everyone to speak up and protest peacefully. We, the National Football League, believe that black lives are important,” said Goodle.
His statement came in response to the video, “Stronger Together”, which included many black NFL players who are asking the university to take a strong stand in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died at the hands of the Minneapolis police in May. After a video of his death appeared, this sparked protests worldwide with people demanding justice for Floyd and an end to police brutality.
Representatives Justin Amash and Ayana Presley presented the bill, which they say will help restore public confidence in government and law enforcement, and ensures that whenever a citizen’s constitutional rights are violated, he or she will be resorted to before a court of law.
Jill Martin, CNN, Chloe Milas and David Claus contributed to this report.