Last week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which many believed was empty considering the league’s history with peaceful protesting against police brutality. Now, the NFL is reportedly putting some pretty big money forward to combat systemic racism.
On Thursday, the NFL announced it’s pledging $250 million to the cause over a 10 year period. Via social media, they issued a statement on the matter.
Spending $250 million over 10 years amounts to $781,250 per team per year. Hopefully this is just the beginning of their work to combat racism moving forward.