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Watch: NFLPA Video on Racial Justice

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As the new professional football season begins, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) released the first in a series of videos of members speaking out on racial justice. The video focuses on NFLPA members’ activism and their participation in the Black Lives Matter movement. The members shared their perspectives on kneeling and what using their platform looks like this football season. “I had that mindset of I’m going to kneel this year as well. I lost my father back in 2013 to police brutality,” said Isaiah Rodgers, a member of the NFLPA and a cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts football team. “After George Floyd’s death and the riots around the world, everything was different for me because I had experienced it firsthand.