Report: NFL Players Ask League To Support Racial Equality, Criminal Justice Reform Campaign

(AP) A group of current and former NFL players has asked commissioner Roger Goodell for the league’s support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform.

The players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money, political involvement and other commitments from the league, Yahoo Sports reported. It also asked the NFL to recognize the month of November as activism awareness month.

The website reports Wednesday night that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and receiver Torrey Smith, and former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin co-authored the letter.

The NFL declined comment when asked about the memo by Yahoo Sports. The players behind the letter didn’t return requests for comment or declined to speak about it, according to the website.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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