Roger Goodell: NFL should have listened to players’ racism concerns

Roger Goodell: NFL should have listened to players' racism concerns 1


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league should have listened to players earlier about racism concerns in response to NFL players calling on the league to condemn racism and support its black players.

Goodell posted a video to the NFL's social media in response to the video "Stronger Together," which features multiple black NFL players asking the league to take a strong stance in the wake of George Floyd's death.
"We the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people," Goodell said. "We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest," Goodell said.
Notably, Goodell did not mention former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who faced a backlash from the league and others for kneeling before games while the National Anthem played to protest police brutality.
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86 Comments on "Roger Goodell: NFL should have listened to players’ racism concerns"


  2. You’re late on the delivery your true intentions are still clear.

  3. Éric Dubé | June 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM | Reply

    Goodell is a L-I-A-R

  4. Bunty Kumar | June 6, 2020 at 9:09 AM | Reply

    From covering up the concussion problem to his mindless protection of owners. He is a used car salesman. Nothing more.

  5. I’m sure they miss those days when all they had to do was let players taking a knee during the anthem.

    • Brad Thorgramson | June 6, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      No respect in this country it’s a joke. You arent a victim! You live in a society that is more cush then anything we have ever seen. It’s a trip

    • Brad Thorgramson | June 6, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      @Carl Sagan lol try it not during the national anthem. Being a vet maybe other people dont get it… I have no idea. Maybe other people don’t have respect or common sense… Who knows? You know what though? Were all humans and life isn’t fair. Hold you burden and carry it show respect and get it

    • Annette Carter | June 6, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      @Brad Thorgramson you don’t get to tell people how to protest.

    • Brad Thorgramson | June 6, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      @Annette Carter You mean destroy and vandalize our cities? Ok…

    • @Brad Thorgramson, kneeling has absolutely nothing to do with disrespect to the flag, but just calling attention to an important issue. Does kneeling to be knighted by the queen amount to disrespect to the queen? Bending the knee is the ultimate sign of submission. How don’t you get that?

  6. When he said listen to players, you mean Colin Kaepernick?

  7. Marcella Christie | June 6, 2020 at 9:13 AM | Reply

    He needs to resign & the players need to call for his resignation!!!

    • Ocasio-Cortez4prez2022 | June 6, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      @Edith Woods because leftists don’t like him! Everyone leftists don’t like deserves to lose their job and have their lives ruined! Helllloooooooo, it’s 2020!😲

    • @Ocasio-Cortez4prez2022 Is there an English version?

    • @Ocasio-Cortez4prez2022 lol yeah coz extreme right-wingers NEVER do that, they are like princess-saints.

      lol shut up

    • kambah Russo | June 6, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      If his actions from here on are as good as his words, he should be allowed to implement the changes. That is what the protest is about …..remorse and change.

    • Ocasio-Cortez4prez2022 | June 6, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      @Eco Geek nobody said we were saints, but when is the last time a right wing outrage mob tried to cancel someone just for having a naughty opinion?

  8. Strong Black Panther | June 6, 2020 at 9:32 AM | Reply

    Isn’t amazing that when Caucasians get threatened by monetary loss they all of a sudden understand and want to work to make changes.

  9. Imagine saying the exact same thing as everyone else and thinking you’re brave and edgy for doing so

    • Pat Jenkins | June 6, 2020 at 1:37 PM | Reply

      Stop imagining what hes thinking

    • Scott Clarke | June 6, 2020 at 3:22 PM | Reply

      I Feel You on that but if You know 1/2 of the Owners are supporters of DRUMPF (Actual Family Name of TRUMP) and You’re THEIR Representative, this Big as FAR AS THEY ARE CONCERNED. It puts a Standard of Expectations that the Players and Critics on them to follow thru on This New Found Pro-Black narrative of the NFL.

    • @Pat Jenkins lol it is not imagination – he said one thing, then said another when everyone pushed back. lol. smh.

    • Not everyone is slobbering all over BLM and fake crying over the death of Fentanyl Floyd.

  10. Vihari Royal | June 6, 2020 at 10:10 AM | Reply

    Now NFL saw Young Americans of
    All Races Protest this Injustice. It’s
    all about the Dollar Demographics

    • Applejack TV do you have any type of proof to verify what you said because u obviously saying things that are full of bullshit out of your mouth.

    • Curtis Tisfuckingberger | June 6, 2020 at 12:27 PM | Reply

      @J dawg JEWS love their scheckles

    • H

    • Glenda Langley | June 6, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      abdul lagao
      You can google his rap sheet. This is now well known. He also did a 5 yr stint in prison. Quite a few felonies. Still none of this justifies his death in the manner it happened but some light is also being shed on that. Things are not as they seem.

    • Glenda Langley | June 6, 2020 at 6:24 PM | Reply

      Hi Ye
      Google it. Not hard to find.

  11. Brother Kellerman | June 6, 2020 at 10:18 AM | Reply

    Didn’t seem to care much when kap kneeled tho

  12. He meant to say “No black players NO BILLIONS of dollars”.

    • @Michael Duffy I find it rather funny you think there will be “No white fans” after this. lol. Have you seen the crowds at protests across the nation? Look at who’s out there. It’s a true rainbow coalition. And that’s just the big cities. There are white people in predominately white small towns out there who are standing and/or kneeling in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters.

    • The Democratic party is “frantic” that an increasing number of black Americans are leaving the party to back President Donald Trump and Republicans in the November election, Former Oakland Raiders Super Bowl star and Republican candidate for Congress Burgess Owens explained to “The Sara Carter Show” on Thursday’s episode.

    • Andres Miguel Cervantes | June 6, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      exactly. These Owners are letting these Black players destroy their bodies so that they can make billions of dollars off it. It’s fucked up.

    • @Michael Duffy You are part of the problem.

    • Craig Barker Neo | June 6, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      AJ Dixon …RIP CNN 2021…👍🇺🇸

  13. So give Kap his job back

  14. Eric Thompson | June 6, 2020 at 11:32 AM | Reply

    Kap needs his job back let’s start there

    • Ocasio-Cortez4prez2022 | June 6, 2020 at 4:25 PM | Reply

      @sean grant liberals think every time something bad happens to a black person, it’s racism. So it’s easy to see where they live in this paranoid, delusional state, where they think the racism boogeyman lurks around every corner. You could easily turn full blown lunatic with that state of mind about anything, it’s like a jealous husband that’s convinced his wife is cheating, so because he’s chosen to see the world through that lens, everything she does gets twisted in his head as some kind of evidence of her cheating. Leftists are mentally unstable, and I do not throw that term around lightly. The media and democrats have turned millions of people into diagnosable lunatics.

    • myfingershavetheflu | June 6, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      @Ocasio-Cortez4prez2022 Run away little girl and throw your bait somewhere else bait for hate that’s you in a nutshell girly.

    • libertarians Unite. | June 6, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      Wow you are dumb. Playing in the NFL is not a right but a privilege. Kap is entitled to exactly zero in the NFL until he earns his way back.

    • Ocasio-Cortez4prez2022 | June 6, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @myfingershavetheflu what part was I wrong about?

  15. Nimaj Da Great | June 6, 2020 at 11:39 AM | Reply

    Roger cares about his coints… 🤣🤣

  16. Judith Rhice | June 6, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Reply

    The Black Players should have done this four years ago and supported Colin.

  17. DJ Akademiks Supreme Hoodie | June 6, 2020 at 12:15 PM | Reply

    Kap said this years ago and nobody listened until 2020

    • Just like him they always have to be one brother that through punches but got knocked doen by the pigs, racists,… till more starts throwing punches. Malcolm X, Ali, Nate Turner, Kareem, those in the negro leagues, Rosa Park….

    • Denah Sinclair | June 6, 2020 at 2:30 PM | Reply

      Yep and peacefully with respect mind you, they fired him and blackballed him for it, now we deal with it, because its come to this. “Those who make peaceful resolution impossible, make violent resolution envitable” #ICantBreathICantBeHeard

    • foreigner fan | June 6, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

      And he was wrong. Very wrong

    • DJ Akademiks Supreme Hoodie
      Exactly….now give him his damn job back!!!

    • Vicki Daniels | June 6, 2020 at 6:49 PM | Reply


  18. top-ical movement | June 6, 2020 at 12:32 PM | Reply

    Yeah right, so did kaepernick, this commissioner is a hypocrite

  19. superdivemaster | June 6, 2020 at 1:08 PM | Reply

    I definitely believe Goodell should have mentioned Kapernick !!!

  20. Melanie Whaley | June 6, 2020 at 2:02 PM | Reply

    It’s all about the Benjamins people. “Money, money, monay, monnnaaayyyy…..”

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