Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith, and Chris long all made the journey to Harrisburg early Tuesday morning to speak at the State Capitol. Yes, I am talking about the same three players that were playing their hearts out on national television the night before. At 7:30 a.m., less than 8 hours after they won their game against the Washington Redskins, the three of them were on a train headed to Harrisburg to lobby with lawmakers about criminal justice reform. The players are trying to get the Clean Slate Act enacted by the state to help impoverished communities have a better chance of breaking the poverty cycle. Why should you care about a couple of millionaire athletes trying to lobby a bill? Here are three reasons why:
Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier –
Jerry Jones, outspoken owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has recently landed himself in hot water because of his opposition to the renewal of current NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract. Jones has recently stated that he will sue the league if the elected six owner compensation committee hands Goodell a new extension. Why is Jones so angry you may ask?
The big rumor going around is that the NFL brand is hurting because fans are protesting the sport in response to the national anthem protests. Is there less viewership because of boycotters? Is the NFL making less money than before? Let’s explore these rumors to see if there is any truth to them: