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Following Criticism From Players, NFL Commits $250M to Fight Racism Over 10 Years

After taking criticism for its silence on racism, the NFL is taking action.

The league announced Thursday it will devote $250 million over the next 10 years to combat systemic racism and support the battle against ongoing injustice.

Last week, Roger Goodell, the league's commissioner, apologized for not listening to the players previously about racism.

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His comments came after players took to social media and said there was a lack of support from the league in dealing with racism and they demanded change.

Among those taking part in the video were Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, former Hebron High School and current New York Jets safety Jamal Adams and Tyler native and current Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

NFL players with Texas ties have been taking to social media to join the call for change in the wake of the death of George Floyd, as well as asking the league to make changes.

The video was viewed millions of times and delivered a clear message to the league asking for their support in combating racism.

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