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NFL proposes donating $100M to social justice causes, but some players not happy


The NFL reportedly has proposed contributing nearly $100 million to meet needs in African-American communities, according to an ESPN report.

The league has been looking for a way to work with players who have been protesting during the national anthem for social justice causes, while at the same time reassuring fans who oppose such protests.

The approximately $100 million in the proposal would be contributed over a seven-year period, and would come from a combination of owner and player contributions, along with fundraising activities such as memorabilia auctions.

The Browns wide receiver is expected be activated from the reserve/commissioner exempt list this week after being reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis earlier this month, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported, citing an unidentified source.

Gordon, who hasn’t played in a game since Dec. 21, 2014, returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since serving his indefinite suspension.

“I felt pretty good,” Gordon told reporters on Friday. “I think I knocked that rust off prior to getting back into the building so that was what I was looking forward to do.”

Gordon has been banned for 53 of Cleveland’s last 58 games due to multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. He recently admitted that he was normally under the influence of alcohol or drugs for nearly every game of his career, but is looking to turn his life around after a stint in rehab.panthers_017

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