NFL Reaches Agreement on $90 Million Social-Justice Partnership
The league and the Players Coalition finalized their deal on Monday.
During the height of the national anthem courtesy in November, the NFL submitted a proposal that would earmark millions to causes considered important to African-American communities.
On Monday night, an agreement between the NFL and the socially conscious Players Coalition group to create a social-justice partnership based on that proposal was finally reached.
Although the exact terms of the deal have yet to be announced, the finalized partnership “dedicates close to $90 million for efforts and programs combating social inequality,” NFL Network’s Jim Trotter reported.
Under the terms of the partnership, players, teams and other NFL-related groups will partake in a new and expanded community improvement program.
Player protests during the anthem will be discussed at the league meetings in Atlanta this week, so it’s possible the partnership was announced as a way to convince players to agree to concessions on that issue.
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