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Players Memo To League Blames Police For Death Of Trayvon Martin
A small group of current and former NFL players want the league to make November a month to protest police.
Four NFL players submitted a 10-page memo to the league’s top officials asking for “overt league support” and a month of anti-police activism.

The 10-page memo was obtained by Yahoo Sports and was endorsed by Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles’ Torrey Smith and former NFL player Anquan Boldin. The memo was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent.

Bennett has sat during the national anthem during games and raises a fist on the field after making plays in protest of the police.

The memo asks for the league to make the month of November as “activism awareness month” such as the league does with breast cancer.

The memo also blames police for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, not the police.

“Since 2016, police have shot over 300 men and women in this country. Some of the names and stories are familiar—Jordan Edwards, Trayvon Martin, Alton Sterling, but hundreds of others are not,” the memo says.

Alton Sterling was shot by police while trying to draw his gun during a struggle with officers. The officer who shot Jordan Edwards was fired and indicted.

“To be clear, we are asking for your support,” part of the memo reads, according to Yahoo Sports. “We appreciate your acknowledgement on the call regarding the clear distinction between support and permission. For us, support means: bear all or part of the weight of; hold up; give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act.

“We need support, collaboration and partnerships to achieve our goal of strengthening the community. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved. Similar to the model we have in place for players to get involved, there are three tiers of engagement based on your comfort level.

“To start, we appreciate your agreement on making this an immediate priority. In your words, from Protest to Progress, we need action.”

Michael Bennett made news when he lied about being racially profiled by Las Vegas Metro PD the night of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. Bennett wrote on Twitter, “Las Vegas police officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

But Las Vegas Metro showed video which proved that officers were responding to a call about an active shooter in a casino and assisted a many black males in getting out of the area.

When officers saw Bennett, he was hiding behind a slot machine. When officers turned toward him, Bennett ran out of the casino and leaped over a four-foot barrier wall into traffic.

He was detained for about 10 minutes while officers determined he was not involved in a shooting. Video shows that Bennett lied about other parts of the encounter. You can see those full details HERE.

In response, Las Vegas Police Protective Association Metro, sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking for an investigation and “appropriate action” to be taken against Bennett. The league has chosen to back Bennett despite his obvious dishonesty.

Do you think that an anti-police month would destroy the NFL’s already tanking ratings? We’d like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.


Comments:
Thats why its called the National Felon League
Posted by Buck at 9/22/2017 2:36:05 PM

Wrong.. All Lives Matter... NO ANTI POLICE EVER SHAME ON YOU GUYS THAT THINK YOU ARE ABOVE THE LAW... THINK YOU ARE ABOVE GOD.. NO YOU ARE NOT...Hello YOU..ARE Not the police!! So you are now hired to speak against our police ... you do not need money. So What... You guys need to learn the rules of respect plus you are over paid and mixing politics with sports is not what you are hired to do. Hello ... This has nothing to do with black Americans. You are using the race card and it shows. Play Sports. ..if you do not respect the American anthem then leave America. You are speaking like you are a communist. If Bennett was hiding behind a slot machine that makes him look guilty. Why hide??? You are just mad because you got caught acting guilty. The more Sports players kneel during the American Anthem. The more of us fans will boycott you and we will win because no fan will want to pay for your out of control bad behavior that shows our young future children that you THINK you are above the law. You act like you Hate America and if you do please leave!!! With all this talk you better learn how to win a super bowl ring. And you should be making headlines such as... Bennett just gave half of his NFL earnings to the Veterans of the United States that fought for his freedom because Bennett would Love to pay forward to keep All American Lives Safe. You know.. something such as that guys. How about this....
We need a month to Honor Blue Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Native American Indians Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Asian Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor White Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Blacks Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Spainish Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Hispanic Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor India Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Middle East Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Europe Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor All Religion Lives Matter. We need a month to Honor Veteran Lives Matter. Well I am out of months... will that make you walk safely on this earth? Will you sleep better?? Will you be more kinder to all walks of life?? Will you stop breaking the law and when you get caught you blame the police that are just doing their jobs keeping law and order on our streets?? NOW THAT SHOULD SHUT DOWN ALL OF THIS HATE, DISRESPECT, LACK OF PRIVACY IN OUR COUNTRY.. WE HAVE TO ALL GET BACK TO WORK IN BUILDING OUR WORLD ..NO MATTER THE RACE ANY ONE IS. WE ARE HAVING HURRICANES..FLOODS..WILDFIRES AND THE LIST GOES ON. WE DO NOT NEED ANY MONTH TO CELEBRATE ANY RACE. WE NEED TO CELEBRATE ALL LIVES MATTER IN THIS WORLD. WE ARE ALL FROM ONE GOD....YOU ARE THE PEOPLE THAT KEEP THE HATE GOING... SO PLEASE....
Stop the abuse towards all police officers in our country. Every person on this earth has been at the wrong place at the wrong time. You will never understand how many Police officers we all have witnessed go out of their way to help every American & in the world no matter what the color of their skin is every second on this majestic earth. Your message is flawed and you need to turn down the volume.
It amazes me that you never write about all the good the police officers do in our country. This once again shows you are a communist. Fake news is communist. And if I read that you say you are not a communist then Stop acting like one!!! Every race on this majestic world matters. Stop Disrespecting our President Trump. You are suppose to Pray for all Leaders of this world .. that is in every religion. Are you going to be able to help the world with the Water or Food or Shelter today?? Can you Sport players go to the poorest neighbors and pay for every homeless person to have a home and they have no payments to ever worry about?? Can you go to the neighborhood you grew up in and feed, pay their mortgages so they can send their children to school??? Can you help the victims from all of these hurricanes that have lost everything.. did you know that they are NFL fans?? Can you feed everyday all the children in the world?? Can you help our Veterans?? Can you support our senior citizens??? Can you please look in the mirror and just remember all Human Being Lives Matter. I believe we all have a DREAM that this Majestic Earth will see that every person is for one another positively. We live and breathe each other and we all need to Stop Look and Listen our Earth can and will get rid of us all. We are damaging the every essence of her Beauty. We all need to grab each other's hand and Do The Right by another... Pray like you have never before and Stop rushing around with such negativity.. Breathe in life for every one. If we all would just Live the Words that are Love and put down the swords of Hate. We are Not God. You are Not God. So when you Kneel not for the American Anthem then what are you Kneeling for??
Posted by People of all Races Please Stand up at 9/23/2017 7:12:53 PM

OMG what next? Let's all just do what we want to do and the entire nation become idiots! I hate rap crap so I should be allowed to shoot anybody playing it. I think pants worn around the thighs is totally stupid so I should be allowed to shoot them in the butt that is so indecently showing. I hate when kids drop out of school so I should be allowed to beat them daily. I hate when parents and caretakers abuse their children so I should be allowed to rid the world of such scum. I hate when people abuse animals so I should be allowed to abuse those horrible people. Here is an idea, don't commit crimes that will involve the police coming after you. Why do God fearing good people have to put up with the hate and the whinny ass attitudes that pour out of stupid people who have no idea how to resolve issues other than pile more hate on top of the issues?
Posted by audreyflowers at 9/24/2017 10:40:35 AM

I would like November be the month to protest the NFL players by not attending and/or watching their games.
Posted by bw at 9/24/2017 11:28:04 AM

It seems there is too many criminals and ex-criminals in the NFL. Now they want people to appease them them for their criminal actions and now they are showing no respect to our
American flag.
Posted by jf44 at 9/24/2017 6:48:44 PM

That would be great thing I support it all the way. COPS need to be held accountable and the citizens of America should have their rights respected not violated everytime encountered by a cop.
Posted by CopsLie at 9/24/2017 6:49:32 PM

y'all just need to sit down and shut up. We are so tired of this BS! Behave and be good. So simple....
Posted by cats at 9/24/2017 9:11:36 PM

NO..NO....NO
these people that do not stand for our National anthem need to go speak with some God Star moms.
And Veterans Day is in November....H*LL NO.
bunch of cry babies...if you want to do something...start in some neighborhoods like in Chicago!!
My 2 cents!!
Posted by Linda at 9/25/2017 9:07:08 AM

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