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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his players met in October and discussed how to address social issues. (Photo: Jake Roth, USA TODAY Sports)
The NFL will contribute nearly $ 100 million over a seven-year period to support social justice issues that players consider necessary for a tentative agreement reached on Wednesday night, according to multiple published reports.
The Washington Post reported that the agreement does not directly address the national anthem protests, which began last season to raise awareness of police brutality and racial inequality. The project will fund programs that deal with law enforcement and community relations along with criminal justice and educational reform, according to ESPN.
The tentative agreement comes one month after the summit organized by the NFL, where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell presented a plan to present players to raise awareness about social problems in the midst of ongoing protests during The Star-Spangled Banner that has provoked the ire of President Trump. Trump has shot multiple times in the NFL about what he perceives as an affront to the flag and the army.
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According to ESPN, an organization without newly created for-profit (the Players Coalition) will receive half of the funds, which will be dispersed in varying amounts until 2023. The rest will be split -25% each- between United Black College Fund and Dream Corps.
"I think we all agree that there is nothing more important than trying to give back to our communities and improve them," Goodell said after the October 17 summit.
The agreement will need the approval of the owners, according to The Washington Post . The owners are scheduled to meet in Dallas on December 13.
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