Players' Coalition Members to Meet With Legislators on Criminal Justice Reform

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Article by Rich Simini at  This is great, but should in no way affect players’ protests during the national anthem.  Completely separate items.

ALBANY, N.Y. — What started when NFL players sparked a national discussion on racism and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem will continue this week as current and former players meet with lawmakers and community officials in major cities across the Northeast.

The campaign began Tuesday in New York’s state capitol, where New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis — representing the Players Coalition — joined criminal justice reform advocates to lobby legislators to change what they believe are race-based disparities in the bail system.

“We’re using our platform and our space to do our part, to raise awareness [on] the social injustices that are going on in our country,” said Davis, who signed last week with the Saints after playing for the New York Jets. “In New York, we’re focusing on criminal reform. That’s just a small piece in a big puzzle.”

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