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#pounditThursday, November 26, 2020

Report: NFL social media team went behind league’s back for video that led to Roger Goodell response

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The NFL’s social media reportedly went behind the league’s back to create a video featuring multiple players, which ultimately led to a response from Roger Goodell on Friday.

On Thursday, a video featuring several NFL players circulated online. The video featured players like Michael Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins.

The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue says the NFL’s content creators went behind the league’s back to work with players dissatisfied with the NFL’s original statement, to create the video and circulate it.

Goodell then shared a video on Friday in which he said the league was “wrong” not to listen to protesting players sooner. He mentioned social injustice, racism, and said “black lives matter” during the video.

Here is what the league wrote in a tweet shared via its social media account on Thursday:

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