NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shocked a lot of people on Saturday with his latest statement, and it certainly turned some heads.
The statement reads:
“The NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across our country. The protesters’ reactions to these incidents reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel._
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. George Floyd and to those who have lost loved ones, including the families of Ms. Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, the cousin of Tracy Walker of the Detroit Lions.
“As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL’s commitment and our ongoing efforts. There remains an urgent need for action. We recognize the power of our platform in communities and as part of the fabric of American society. We embrace that responsibility and are committed to continuing the important work to address these systemic issues together with our players, clubs and partners.”
Speaking out about George Floyd at the hands of police made many call Goodell and the NFL out for blackballing Colin Kaepernick out of the league after he silently and quietly protested against police brutality against minors.
Former ESPN analyst Jemele Hill was one of those people.
After parting ways with the 49ers after the 2016 season, Kaepernick hasn’t been able to get his foot back in the door of the NFL, yet he still remains a major topic of conversation.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.