ESPN Columnist: NFL Owners Need To ‘Put Some Money’ Toward ‘Criminal Justice Reform,’ ‘Racial Inequality’

NFL team owners who knelt before or during the national anthem this weekend didn’t go far enough in their support of their players’ activism, ESPN columnist L. Z. Granderson argued on the network Tuesday afternoon.

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  • mobuyus

    And now the shakedown.

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      Right on schedule.

    • Martin B

      Ray Charles could see it coming, and he’s dead.

    • Clausewitz

      “OK Whitey, hand it over”. Who says Sharpton and Jackson didn’t teach their people anything.

    • Dana Garcia

      What’s wrong with the millionaire players chipping in?? They’re the ones who are bent out of shape about racist America.

      For example, Colin Kaepernick is worth $22 million — he should lead the way with a generous contribution of several million for the grand project.

      http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/athletes/nfl/colin-kaepernick-net-worth/

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ESPN columnist needs to fuck off and die.

    • Exile1981

      wow that was my exact same thoughts.

  • Exile1981

    The team owners need to crack down on drug use, rape and assault/ spousal abuse by their players.

  • Blacksmith

    Justice reform? Meaning they don’t want the consequences when they break the law, which they do regularly. FEK off!

  • Hard Little Machine

    End the league

  • simus1

    It is important to understand that ESPN “sportswriters” perform the same function as seagulls following fishing fleet factory ships.

  • Watchman

    So is Granderson demanding prompt prosecution and punishment of all criminal acts by players as well as a strict enforcement of racial, sexual and agist quotas? Black player numbers limited to no more than 13% of the players, with 50% of those reserved for women players and the whole 100% reflecting demographically representative ages? Currently around 70% of players are black, so there needs to be some changes obviously. Finally, all players must be limited to being paid no more than the US median wage and the excess used to provide opportunities to poor people, again in a racially balanced way.

    Then we’ll see what happens to the NFL.

  • felis gracilis

    The NFL always was an excess of hype and blather. Now it can F.O.A.D. for all I and increasing number of others could care.

  • Micky C.

    Would love to see these hypocritical whore players put a whole year’s salary and endorsement deals towards the causes they claim to support.

  • mauser 98
  • disqusW6sf

    Is it time to fight yet?

  • Editor

    What insane twisted racist logic would make you say such stupid nonsense. An entertainment business needs to “put some money toward criminal justice reform, racial inequality”. WHY?! What responsibility do NFL teams have for those issues? What next, McDonalds needs to start making doorknobs and the Toronto Symphony needs to paint way more houses? The NFL may have brought this upon itself with its “every ribbon possible” virtue signaling in the last few years but this is grade A ignorant bullshit!

  • barryjr

    Twelve percent of the US population is Black yet 74% of NFL players are Black and over 70% of NBA players are Black. The question that should be asked is which black players will be willing to give up their million dollar salaries in the name of racial equality?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Hmmm, I’m going to go with none.

  • Allan

    Yeah, and what kind of cut do you want Granderson?

  • Solo712

    I have a different idea how to solve the racial inequality: Pay the colored dudes less money to help them feel oppressed.

  • Bataviawillem

    I wish I could boycott, but I never seen it.