NFL Offers $89 Million for Social Causes
They want a deal on kneeling. In an attempt to ease tensions with players peacefully protesting racial injustice, the NFL’s drafted a plan to donate tens of millions to causes focused on the Black community over the next seven years. Owners would donate $250,000 annually to their communities, with hopes that players would chip in to match that amount. The Players Coalition, which has been negotiating with league officials, is discussing the offer, though two prominent protesters have already quit the alliance. If owners and players agree, the program could be finalized in March.