NFL releases message in support of Black Lives Matter

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FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2020 file photo NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Miami. The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Goodell and obtained Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first phase would involve a limited number of non-player personnel, initially 50 percent of the non-player employees (up to a total of 75) on any single day, being approved to be at the facility. But state or local regulations could require a lower number. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Friday evening, hoping to ‘inspire change.’

Goodell told fans, via video, “Black Lives Matter…without black players there would be no National Football League.”

For the full statement, click the video below:

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