NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Michael Thomas are among more than a dozen NFL stars who united to send a passionate video message to the league about racial inequality.
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The 70-second video was released on social media platforms Thursday night and includes Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun Watson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore and DeAndre Hopkins, among others.
They also demand the NFL state that it condemns “racism and the systemic oppression of black people.
… We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter.”
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In a statement, the NFL said:
“This is a time of self-reflection for all – the NFL is no exception.