From the September 10 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:
LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Well, remember, [Colin] Kaepernick basically started on police brutality but now, this has morphed into a much broader movement that the NFL felt that it had to support. So, in an attempt to appease the protesting players and put the kibosh on the protests, the league committed nearly $100 million earlier this year, to what they call “social justice initiatives.”
But just where does that money go? Well, $73 million of it will be divided into three organizations. Twenty-five percent to the United Negro College Fund, 25 percent to Dream Corps, which is kind of a left-wing social justice group founded and led by Van Jones -- their goal is to lower the prison population by half and provide sanctuary to all. Not sure what that means.
And then, half of the $73 million will go to something called the Players Coalition. Now, the Players Coalition was a nonprofit quickly formed by a group of NFL players to guide the social justice conversation and receive any money that the NFL might be willing to donate. And get this, they've consulted with George Soros-backed criminal justice groups, and the liberal Center for American Progress, this, according to ESPN.
Well, whatever the case, the NFL thought it could buy its way out of any further controversy surrounding the anthem by basically paying off a patchwork of left-leaning groups. But it didn't completely work. On the broadcast side of this issue, the increasingly liberal ESPN has decided it will simply no longer air the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” at all before Monday night football. Well, I hope Colin and company are happy with that. The fans aren't.
If these players or the NFL were truly concerned about making life better for minorities in the United States, why not consider dropping the political chip on your shoulder and consider working with the Trump administration?