Joint statement from the NFL and the NFL Players Association
NFL players are union members and part of the labor movement that has woven the fabric of America for generations. Our men and their families are also conscientious Americans who continue to be forces for good through our communities and some have decided to use their platform to peacefully raise awareness to issues that deserve attention.
It is a source of enormous pride that some of the best conversations about these issues have taken place in our locker rooms in a respectful, civil and thoughtful way that should serve as a model for how all of us can communicate with each other.
We should not stifle these discussions and cannot allow our rights to become subservient to the very opinions our Constitution protects. That is what makes us the land of the free and home of the brave.
Broncos lineman helped organize donation drive in first step toward helping disaster relief in Puerto Rico
Eagles quarterback donated $120,000 to help secure specially trained service dogs for those in need.
League-wide initiative to spread message that mental health is just as important as physical health
No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights. No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long pledged to donate his first six game checks of this season to fund two scholarships in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia.
NFLPA pens an open letter to media following NFL media calls regarding Ezekiel Elliott.
Colin Kaepernick has been named Week 1 NFLPA Community MVP after making his latest $100,000 charitable donation and hosting a back-to-school giveaway in New York.
Commissioner discipline will continue to be a distraction from our game for one reason: because NFL owners have refused to collectively bargain a fair and transparent process that exists in other sports. This “imposed” system remains problematic for players and the game, but as the honest and honorable testimony of a few NFL employees recently revealed, it also demonstrates the continued lack of integrity within their own League office.