The NFL has done what parenting experts say you should never do, which is give in to childish tantrums.
The National Football League will donate $90 million over the next 7 years to social justice causes that will focus on the black community. And in return, players promised to do … nothing.
The shocking part is the NFL will take away funds from breast cancer initiatives and military service programs and funnel them into black-centric social causes.
“[We were told] the money would come from funds that are already allocated to breast cancer awareness and Salute to Service,” San Francisco 49ers’ Eric Reid told Slate.
“So it would really be no skin off the owners’ backs: They would just move the money from those programs to this one.”
The tentative agreement was reached October 17 after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with players to discuss their ongoing protest of the national anthem. Despite the NFL’s hefty pledge, the players can still continue their protests, proving once again that Goodell is an inept negotiator and manager.
The protests have decimated NFL ratings and cost TV networks an estimated $500 million in revenues, underscoring that fans tune in to watch football — without a side of leftist politics.
Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick launched the protests in August 2016, when he refused to stand for the national anthem.
Kaepernick claimed he stopped standing for the anthem to protest police brutality against black men. But he did nothing when blacks were killed by cops (both black and white) during Barack Obama‘s eight-year presidency.
Meanwhile, Kaepernick does not even bother to vote, and says nothing about the countless black-on-black murders that occur every day across the United States.
Roger Goodell has been widely slammed for letting the protests continue. Despite the plunge in ratings and revenue under his management, Goodell is demanding a $50 million salary and private jet service for life as part of his contract re-negotiations. He currently makes $30 million a year.
Many team owners balked at Goodell’s proposed salary hike. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he will sue the league if Goodell’s contract extension is finalized without the approval of all team owners.
As NFL players continue their protests, football fans continued theirs by boycotting games. Great job, Kaepernick!
— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) December 1, 2017
— Dar & POTUS TRUMP (@DarLovesAmerica) December 1, 2017
— Lorraine Kelle (@kelle_lorraine) November 26, 2017
— Mark Thomas (@markthomasll) November 26, 2017
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 26, 2017
Latest posts by Samantha Chang (see all)
- Obama’s trying to take credit for Trump’s economic boom, but he’s got to get by Sarah Sanders first - December 11, 2017
- Trump unloads on ‘Fake News Media’ as a ‘stain on America’ after shocking press blunders - December 11, 2017
- E! News’ Maria Menounos shares video from 24 hours after brain surgery that’s almost too hard to believe - December 10, 2017