Roger Goodell and the NFL have talked the talk … and now, they’re starting to walk the walk — pledging to donate a quarter of a billion dollars to fight social injustice.
League sources told The Undefeated on Thursday The Shield will make the $250 million donation throughout the next 10 years.
According to the report, one league rep said the money will go toward charities and organizations designed to “combat systemic racism and support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African-Americans.”
It’s important to note, the report indicates league owners — who have been criticized for not speaking out enough in the fight for social justice — approved the allocation of the league funds.
Of course, the NFL had already been donating cash to the cause in an agreement with its Players Association … but this new gesture could multiply the org.’s initial charity tenfold.
The Undefeated also reports the league has agreed to work with players to help “address criminal justice reform, police reform and economic and educational advancement of underprivileged communities.”
As we previously reported … Goodell said in a strong statement last week the NFL is sorry for the way it handled kneeling protests in the past — and insists he’s now committed fully to helping the cause.