Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (middle) knelt on the sidelines during the national anthem to protest what he saw as the oppression of African-Americans in the United States.
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday. The NFL Players Union has sued to get a judge to void Goodell's four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted last September that he "got it wrong" when it came to handling the recent Ray Rice incident, pledging that he will get it right.
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In his 2015 State of Indian Nations speech, Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, spoke out against the Washington football team's name.
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Both senators in Maryland — where the Washington Redskins play — signed on to a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to get the team to change its name.
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