NFL says it understands pain, anger, frustration remain after Derek Chauvin verdict

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Celebrations began around the country immediately after the verdict was delivered in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. But the conviction of Chauvin on all charges in the death of George Floyd doesn’t bring back Floyd or completely heal a divided nation.

The NFL released a statement with a reminder that work remains in social justice efforts.

“Today’s outcome in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis does not undo the loss of life,” the NFL’s statement reads. “Mr. George Floyd should be here with us today. Our hearts remain with the Floyd family, and we understand the pain, anger and frustration does not go away even when justice is delivered.

“Importantly, even as we identify reasons for hope, we must continue to help move our society toward a more equal and just tomorrow. We are proud to partner with NFL players and clubs and remain committed to do the important work needed to make positive change in our society.”

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to league employees at offices in New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles on Monday, reiterating the NFL’s commitment to supporting social justice efforts.

32 responses to “NFL says it understands pain, anger, frustration remain after Derek Chauvin verdict

  1. Sorry, this is non of the NFL’s business. They need to stick to playing football and stay out of other issues.

    Nothing worse then hearing millionaires and some time billionaires talking about how they relate.

  2. George Floyd was not a good person so can we please stop claiming he was a saint sent to earth for the sake of social justice.

    The cop was in the wrong & the verdict validates that. Game over.

  3. Goodell is an all time fraud only making decisions based on marketing analytics.

    Where was this years ago?

  4. We really need a team to sign Kaep for the 2021 season, it would make us all feel better about being Americans!

  5. Just reading these ignorant comments tells you exactly why it’s necessary for true Americans in all occupations to strive for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

  6. PFT should really close comments on these articles – Floyd wasn’t a great person, he apparently has one violent arrest in 2007. Nothing after for 7 years. A bunch of ticky-tac arrests for being unwise and most likely poor and desperate and addicted to drugs. He wasn’t a murderer, he didn’t deserve to be murdered. If anyone, and I expect a lot, have gotten into a bar fight – that is an arrestable offense. Don’t cry foul when someone murders someone and gets convicted.

  7. “Sorry, this is non of the NFL’s business. They need to stick to playing football and stay out of other issues.”

    “Please keep politics and Football far apart.”
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    Why shouldn’t football players or actors or whoever be allowed to have an opinion on that cop’s conviction or any other political issue? You make your opinions, don’t you? Do you think every single ballplayer or actor knows nothing about the issues in this country? You’re the one bringing politics to a football message board.

  8. Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Anyone that saw the cell phone video can tell you that.

  9. The cop did what he did. He was fired and charged with murder. What was the cause of all the unrest.
    These demonstrations were for what end. He is now convicted and the system worked.

  10. Thank you for weighing in on a news story, NFL. Up next, the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore breaks down the NFL Draft for us.

  11. Just reading these ignorant comments tells you exactly why it’s necessary for true Americans in all occupations to strive for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
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    You preach inclusion, then call those with differing opinions “ignorant.”

  12. Nobody said that athletes and celebs shouldn’t have a voice or opinion. I share the sentiment however that they should keep it out of sports and entertainment. No need to protest games. It’s all BS.

    Protest on your own time. And when you are done protesting clean up your freaking mess. Pick up your trash etc.

    This country is nowhere near an end to this. This cop would have faced charges and been found guilty if the guy was green or white or purple. I don’t believe for one second the scumbag cop knelt on his neck because he was black. He did it because he thought he could. He has an ego problem and needs to feel like he is better than everyone else with the power.

    We keep making this a black/white thing. Let’s put it all to rest, no more lyrics with offensive racial slurs. If we do that rap will become non-existent. And then people will cry that their freedoms are being taken away.

    The cop was wrong and got what he deserved. Now put this to rest.

  13. It happens so often we’ve grown used to it, but why is the NFL even putting out a statement? This has nothing to do with professional football!

    That being said they got the verdict right and I applaud them for it.

  14. Just play football and not worry about murders taking place. 10,000 kids die of starvation EVERY DAY. Get your priorities straight.

  15. I think if you’re a victim of discrimination, pay inequality, spousal abuse, unethical corporate behavior (greed over client/customer interest), malpractice, etc., nothing helps more in your fighting back than knowing you have support from your community regardless of the size of their bank account or what they do for a living.

    Support, no matter where it comes from, is vital. And the more support there is, the more changes will come.

  16. What I still haven’t had anyone explain to me is how anyone knows that this was a race crime.
    Isn’t it a possibility that no matter who Derek Chauvin had his knee on that night, he’d have done what he did to George Floyd? \
    I am just concerned that racism will be blamed for everything, just because it can be.

  17. Regardless who agrees or not. Social Justice has spread to all forms of entertainment. Sports, Movies, Television Shows, Video Games, Comics, Novels and Children’s toys along with children’s books.
    Only about 2-3% of entertainment exists where it’s simple just escapism. Forcing people to pay attention to you by inserting your ideals in escapism isn’t going to change minds.
    If anything it will create the opposite effect.

  18. What was the cause of all the unrest.
    These demonstrations were for what end.
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    Punctuation aside, if you don’t know what caused the unrest and what they hoped to accomplish I certainly can’t help you. Angry Americans have been protesting since the birth of the country.

  19. bloodonhishands says:
    April 20, 2021 at 7:35 pm
    Just reading these ignorant comments tells you exactly why it’s necessary for true Americans in all occupations to strive for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

    71 168 Rate This
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    Equity is not the same as equality. One I can get behind, one I can’t.

  20. THE MOB: Just give us sports. Unless it’s a story J. J. Watt raising money to help flood victims. Oh, we don’t mind them talking about breast cancer awareness. I almost forgot… I loved watching Alejandro Villanueva turning his back on his teammates to run to the edge of the tunnel to salute the flag?

    OTHER PERSON: What about the NFL speaking out about the Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd?

    THE MOB: Nevveeer! Prejudice or police brutality have nothing to do with sports. We consistently only like sports news.

    OTHER PERSON: But you just… never mind.

  21. Real americans are proud of the justice system today. And NFL football is about as american as apple pie. In other words, haters can go pound sand.

  22. Someone once told me that “good people sometimes do terrible things”. He said it was a quote from a guy who was on death row for murder. The guy had never been arrested in his life before, but one night he lost his temper and killed another guy because he thought he made a comment about his wife.
    My feeling is that this sums up this cop, Derek Chauvin.
    I don’t know anything about him other than this incident, and I might be wrong. But it’s possible that this incident is totally opposite of who he really is.
    In any case, he was tried and convicted and he’ll pay for it. It won’t bring George Floyd back, and he’ll have to live with this for the rest of his life.

  23. Boy oh boy. Brett Favre saw this coming when he was criticized last week for saying sports and politics should not be mixed. They shouldnt.

  24. Equity is not the same as equality. One I can get behind, one I can’t.

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    Luckily, the vast and overwhelming majority of Americans understand the definitions and believe in both. That is the only legitimate basis for American exceptionalism.

  25. Understand my pain? How about this…….. get better refs and allow those that play to tackle.

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