NFL Pledges $250 Million To Tackle Systemic Racism

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The NFL has pledged $250 million to combat systemic racism following the nationwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

"The NFL and our clubs will continue to work collaboratively with NFL players to support programs to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement," the NFL said in a statement. 

"In addition to the financial commitment, we will continue to leverage the NFL Network and all of our media properties to place an increased emphasis on raising awareness and promoting education of social justice issues to our fans and help foster unity," the statement continued.

The league has changed its stance completely since former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police brutality and racial injustice back in 2017. He was frozen out of the league and no teams welcomed him back following last year's tryouts.

Some players have already stated that they will be taking a knee when the season returns this September.