NFL announces it will air hour-long social justice special on NBC

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 4th, 2020 2:02 pm

Last Updated Sep 13th, 2020 at 12:22 am

In a joint statement released Thursday, the NFL and NFLPA announced it would be airing an hour-long social justice special on NBC the night before the 2020 NFL season begins.

"We will devote the entirety of our one-hour program on NBC next Wednesday, Sept. 9, to providing a platform for our players and allies to discuss the work that we are doing together to advance social justice and equality," the joint statement reads. "Additional details on this program to be announced at a later date."

The league said it would also "facilitate meetings between state and local elected officials and leaders of law enforcement" in an effort to "reduce conflict and improve relations between law enforcement and members of the community."

The NFL concluded its "social justice initiative" announcement saying how "proud" the league was of its players' stance against social and racial inequality.

"We are proud of our current and former players for the extraordinary work that they do in our communities. Club-owners and employees are proud to support and work alongside the players to make our country better, fairer, and more equal," the statement said.

? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday said the phrases "It Takes All of Us" and "End Racism" will be stenciled in paint in each team's end zones throughout the duration of the season. The league will also allow players to wear helmet decals featuring names of people killed by police.


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