The murder of George Floyd and protests that have followed against systemic racism impact our NFL player members just as much as anybody else. We as a union are here to support our players as they stand with their communities in working to inspire positive change.

The narrative begins to change when players start telling their side of the story. We talked to NFL players about their perspectives on kneeling and what using their platform looks like this 2020 season.


  • Austin Bryant + Travis Fulgham Lions
  • Brennan Scarlett Texans
  • Davontae Harris Broncos
  • Dwayne Haskins Jr. Washington Football Team
  • Alex Okafor + Kenny Vaccaro Chiefs, Titans
  • Deshaun Watson Texans
  • Isaac Rochell Chargers
  • Jamal Adams Seahawks
  • Jurrell Casey Broncos
  • Cam Jordan Saints
  • DJ Chark Jaguars
  • Doug Middleton + Shaq Thompson Titans, Panthers
  • Emmanuel Moseley 49ers
  • Equanimeous St. Brown Packers
  • Fred Warner 49ers
  • Eric Smith, Chris Peace, Andrew Brown Cowboys, Bengals
  • Jerry Jeudy Broncos
  • Romeo Okwara Lions
  • Tye Smith Titans
  • Von Miller Broncos
  • Marcus Allen Steelers
  • Ricardo Allen Falcons
  • Rodney Mcleod Eagles
  • Tre Boston Panters
  • Keelan Cole, Ryquell Armstead, DJ Chark, Leonard Fournette, Chris Conley, Rodney Gunter Jaguars
  • Malik Jackson Eagles
  • Malik Reed Broncos
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling Packers

This video includes scans of the original Houston newspaper that printed General Gordon Granger's General Order No. 3–the Juneteenth proclamation freeing all the slaves in Texas and thus in the entire United States. It also includes the Texas newspaper which published Lincoln's entire Emancipation Proclamation upon which the Juneteenth General Order No. 3 is predicated. The NFLPA thanks Mark Mitchell for these incredible pieces of history. To view more pieces from Mark Mitchell's collection, click here.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith shared his thoughts on the June 1, 2020 episode of ESPN's Get Up: