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            By BARRY WILNER
             AP Pro Football Writer
            NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL

            over  the  next  seven  years
            to  social  justice  causes  in
            a three-segment plan that
            involves league players.
            In  a  memo  sent  to  the  32
            teams  on  Friday  and  ob-
            tained  by  The  Associated
            Press, the league unveiled
            what it calls a new and ex-
            panded program of com-
            munity  improvement.  The
            NFL  Foundation  is  putting
            a  $3  million  grant  into  the
            Each  NFL  team  will  con-
            tribute  to  the  plan,  much
            of  which  will  be  funded
            through  “cause  related
            events    and    consumer
            products  sales,  auctions
            and    other   promotional
            sources.” as well as contri-
            butions from clubs.
            In a separate memo, Anna
            Isaacson, the league’s vice
            president for social respon-
            sibility,  provided  details  of   Kings  keep  rolling  with  5-2
            the program. She noted fi-
            nancial commitments, use
            of  government  resources,       win over the Caps
            and promoting community
            endeavors by the players.
            The new initiative comes in
            response to player demon-
            strations staged during the
            national  anthem  to  raise
            awareness for social issues
            such  as  racial  inequality.
            The protests include kneel-
            ing during the anthem, an
            act that has drawn steady
            criticism   from   President
            Donald Trump.                                                                         Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stops
            “Social  justice  may  mean                                                                the puck during the third period of an NHL
            different  things  to  differ-                                                       hockey game against the Washington Capitals,
            ent  people  and  organiza-                                                               Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. The
            tions,” Isaacson wrote.                                                                                                 Kings won 5-2.
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