NFL pledges to spend $250 million over 10 years to combat systemic racism

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The NFL has agreed to put money behind its words about social justice.

The league will spend $250 million over 10 years on programs to combat systemic racism and fight injustices against African-Americans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

This comes on the heels of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledging to lend support to players’ social justice efforts and acknowledging that the league did not do enough to support players in recent years.

Spending $250 million over 10 years amounts to $781,250 per team per year.

9 responses to “NFL pledges to spend $250 million over 10 years to combat systemic racism

  1. Just because you’re late to do the right thing doesn’t mean you should be looked upon poorly now. Bravo NFL!

  2. I get nervous at donations like these as they get eaten up with administration cost. I would have preferred something where the union and the league worked in unison with outreach programs to the community.

  3. RealityCheck 25 says:
    Love to see the books in 10 years to see where the money ended up.
    Same here, but I don’t have much faith that will happen. Five years later, still waiting for the league to release the psi numbers they promised to collect and record.

  4. That’s a lot of money going into some dudes bank account that probably will accomplish absolutely nothing…

  5. Systemic racism is one of those things where everyone has their own definition and no one can ever give a concrete example.

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