NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted weeks ago that the NFL was wrong three years back for not listening to the players’ past peaceful protests over racial injustice and said “Black lives matter.”
Vikings players on the team’s social justice committee were critical of Goodell before the league committed $250 million.
The Vikings three years ago did nothing—no player protest—when Collin Kaepernick took a knee protesting racial injustice, even though team General Manager Rick Spielman has six Black children who have been stopped by police for driving while being Black.
I reminded Spielman that three years ago no Vikings players took a knee and asked would it be a problem should that change in 2020.
“So I think we’ve always had open dialogue and discussions internally with our players and coaches, and we’ve always tried to do things showing that we’re united as one.”