Goodell Sends Letter To All NFL Teams

Feature Photo Credit to: Roger Goodell.

Seems like it took the NFL Commissioner long enough to figure out what America has been telling the NFL – that We The People – love our Anthem and want it to be respected. It’s good to see Goodell finally checked his numbers to realize that NOT standing for the National Anthem is NOT good business. Here is the copy of the letter:

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To: Chief Executives/ Club Presidents
From: Commissioner Goodell
Date: October 10, 2017
Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem

We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.

I’m very proud of our players and owners who have done the hard work over the past year to listen, understand and attempt to address the underlying issues within their communities. At our September committee meetings, we heard directly from several players about why these issues are so important to them and how we can support their work. And last week, we met with the leadership of the NFLPA and more players to advance the dialogue.

Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues. The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players.

Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week’s League meeting. This would include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues, and that will help to promote positive change in our country. We want to ensure that any work at the League level is consistent with the work that each club is doing in its own community, and that we dedicate a platform that can enable these initiatives to succeed. Additionally, we will continue the unprecedented dialogue with our players.

I expect and look forward to a full and open discussion of these issues when we meet next week in New York. Everyone involved in the game needs to come together on a path forward to continue to be a force for good within our communities, protect the game, and preserve our relationship with fans throughout the country. The NFL is at its best when we ourselves are unified. In that spirit, let’s resolve that next week we will meet this challenge in a unified and positive way.


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(Feature Photo Credit to: Roger Goodell)

4 Comments on "Goodell Sends Letter To All NFL Teams"

  1. Charlotte white | October 10, 2017 at 8:15 PM |

    I’m not proud of them at all, especially that last stunt holding a leg up like a dog. Little too late w ur bs letter.. waiting so long obviously losing fan base and money that’s the bottom line! These thugs don’t belong in this country playing football. Go somewhere else, see what another country pays u .idiots!

  2. Patrick Moody | October 10, 2017 at 8:17 PM |

    It would also be a good reminder to all players that our military coming home in a box have the flag covering them. This is done REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, OR CREED. It is past time these personal issues take a back seat for 5 minutes while we honor our flag and anthem.

  3. Excellent reminder. Thank you.

  4. They are very lucky to be able to play ball and be paid so well for it. That’s very true.

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