Sports | May 22, 2018 10:50 am

NFL Reaches Agreement on $90 Million Social-Justice Partnership

The league and the Players Coalition finalized their deal on Monday.

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CANTON, OH - AUGUST 4, 2016: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Dinner on August 4, 2016 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
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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.