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NFL Vows To Support Senate Bill On Criminal Justice Reform

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 16 / 17

The NFL will formally support the criminal justice reform bill championed by the top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the latest sign the league will sign up for players' social justice causes in an effort to defuse the anthem controversy. The NFL will send a letter to th...

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