NFL, NFLPA Meet To Discuss Players Social Activism

The NFL and NFLPA met on Tuesday to discuss the on going conversation and protests during the national anthem.

The two groups released this statement:

“The NFL and NFLPA met today to discuss the important issue of social activism by NFL players. Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith, Eric Winston, Robert Kraft, John Mara, Art Rooney and other player leaders engaged in a productive conversation. We are all committed to an ongoing dialogue.”

The meeting comes a week after a group of eight players, more than half of NFL team owners and Goodell met at league headquarters in New York to discuss social issues important to players.

In addition to those two meetings, Malcolm Jenkins, Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith along with Goodell and Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie met with Philadelphia community leaders last month to get a better understanding of the criminal justice system.

Jenkins, Boldin and Smith invited Goodell and Lurie to join them in meeting with community leaders, which included Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross and community advocates for incarceration and bail reform. Eagles defensive end Chris Long and safety Rodney McLeod also accompanied the group.