Tag Archives: Roger Goodell

NFL To Recognize Juneteenth As Company Holiday

ESPN reports: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that the league will recognize June 19 as a company holiday, with NFL offices closed on that day. Called Juneteenth, June 19 is celebrated as the effective end of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect Jan. 1, 1863, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, after the …

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Trump Attacks NFL Head For Apologizing To Players

ESPN reports: In response to commissioner Roger Goodell’s video last week in which he said the NFL erred in how it dealt with player protests of police brutality and systemic racism, President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday night, reopening the national anthem debate with the league. “We are listening. I am listening,” Goodell said. “And I will be reaching out …

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NFL: We Were Wrong For Opposing Player Protests

The Washington Post reports: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday he and the league strongly support players expressing their opposition to inequality and police misconduct, saying the league’s leadership was “wrong” for ignoring players earlier and that it now endorses their peaceful protests. “We, the National Football League condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,” Goodell said in …

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Human Rights Campaign Requests “Emergency Meeting” With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The Human Rights Campaign has requested an “emergency meeting” with the NFL. From the letter sent to Commissioner Roger Goodell from HRC head Chad Griffin: With Houston slated to host Super Bowl LI in 2017, we are writing to request an emergency meeting about the urgent need for a nondiscrimination ordinance in this city that will ensure the thousands of …

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