The Bucs Announce Social Justice Program.


The Bucs and the Tampa Bay Police Department are partnering up for a social justice initiative. The announcement was made on 9/18.

Every NFL team has agreed to match funds with local funding to implement social justice programs in their respective cities across the United States, as well as the NFL committing to $90 million and contributing an initial $3 million in funding.

The initiative will take place year-round, in an attempt to eradicate social injustices within the community.

It has only been a couple of years since Colin Kaepernick first took that knee for social injustice, during the National Anthem. However, nothing was ever accomplished other than finger pointing, name calling, and boycotting, to potentially infringing upon one’s right to protest on the grand stage. Aside from any rules changes pertaining to the National Anthem, it seemed that nothing was going to be accomplished in the foreseeable future.

Despite many NFL player’s personal contributions to their communities, more was needed to be done by the league.

This move by Goodell and the NFL by creating the social justice program seems to be a nod to Colin Kaepernick and for those who followed suit.