Roger Goodell Comments on NFL Players Participating in Activism on Social Issues

September 19, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the ongoing protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players Sunday.
Ben Goessling of ESPN.com noted Goodell hasn't reached out to Kaepernick, but he "praised the shift of players' activism from 'protests to progress.'"
Goessling shared more of Goodell's words:
As I've said before, I truly respect our players wanting to speak out and change the community. We don't live in a perfect society. We want them to use that voice. They're moving from protests to progress and trying to make things happen in the communities, and I admire that about our players [being] willing to do that.
Obviously, we want to respect people. We want to respect our differences. We want to reflect our flag and our country, and our players understand that. So I think where they're moving and how they're moving there is very productive, and we're going to encourage that.
Goodell has weighed in on Kaepernick's protests ...

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