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Chelsea Heyward

Players Coalition NewsVoter Restoration Rights
November 8, 2018

Redskins’ Josh Norman co-authors Players’ Tribune essay encouraging people to vote on Election Day

Josh Norman wants you to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Washington Redskins cornerback co-authored an…
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Players Coalition News
November 2, 2018

Saints Demario Davis, Ben Watson credited with getting Louisiana voting-restoration law passed

Thousands of Louisianans are getting their right to vote returned to them, and New Orleans Saints players Demario…
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Players Coalition News
November 2, 2018

What will Golden Tate bring to the Eagles? What has Malcolm Jenkins brought to the Players Coalition? Anquan Boldin weighs in

BOCA RATON, Fla. – While former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin never played for the Eagles, his…
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Op-EdsPlayers Coalition News
November 2, 2018

Vote Yes on 1: Why We Must Treat and Not Jail Addiction By Malcolm Jenkins and Austin Mack

Mass incarceration is the most urgent civil rights issue of our time. America’s stubborn commitment…
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Op-EdsPlayers Coalition News
November 1, 2018

Give Georgians the Right to Vote By Takeo Spikes, Adalius Thomas and Michael Jenkins

The right to vote is perhaps our most fundamental. It lets you have a say…
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Players Coalition News
October 20, 2018

Don’t expect NFL to institute a national anthem policy soon

NEW YORK — Don't expect the NFL to institute a national anthem policy this season, if at…
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Players Coalition News
October 20, 2018

Silence on NFL’s anthem issue will speak volumes at fall owners meetings

When the NFL froze a newly adopted national anthem conduct policy nearly three months ago,…
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Players Coalition News
October 20, 2018

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD: Panthers WR fighting for justice, from personal experience

Earlier this month, the Carolina Panthers receiver scheduled a daylong tour through the local criminal…
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Players Coalition NewsPublic Defenders
October 20, 2018

Saints’ Demario Davis honored by Bronx Defenders with social justice award

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis spent part of his week off in New York receiving…
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Players Coalition News
October 20, 2018

Panthers’ Torrey Smith uses off day to listen, learn, act as part of Players Coalition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For most NFL players, the typical causes of perspiration are the physical…
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Players Coalition News
October 20, 2018

What happened to the NFL’s anthem controversy? Players focus protest elsewhere

The first four weeks of the NFL season have been marked by encouraging TV ratings;…
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Players Coalition News
October 20, 2018

How NFL players are tackling social injustice off the field

Two years ago, Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to spotlight social injustice and…
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Listen & Learn
August 4, 2018

Players Coalition flexes advocacy muscles at Harvard, state house

On March 23rd, Players Coalition worked with Harvard Law School to host a Social Justice Summit with key…
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Listen & Learn
August 4, 2018

For Ravens in the Players Coalition, helping the city starts with listening and learning

On March 21st, Baltimore Ravens' Benjamin Watson, Brandon Williams and Matthew Judon met with social justice advocates in Baltimore…
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Clean Slate ActOp-Eds
August 4, 2018

NFL players: Why so many Americans need a clean slate

In Pennsylvania, Torrey Smith, Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins lobbied for the passage of HB 1419, the Clean Slate…
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Voter Restoration Rights
August 4, 2018

New Orleans Saints players Demario Davis, Ben Watson endorse voting rights bill

Benjamin Watson and Demario Davis lobbied the Louisiana State Legislature for voter rights.  Watson and Davis co-wrote a letter…
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Education & Economic Advancement
August 4, 2018

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, spurned by White House, spends day doing good works

Johnson Bademosi and Malcolm Jenkins visited the Maya Angelou School on behalf of the Players Coalition on their…
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Bail Reform
August 4, 2018

Jenkins, Long lead Players Coalition group pushing bail reform

Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long alongside Rodney McLeod met with more than 25 top Chief Public Defenders at the National…
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Bail Reform
August 4, 2018

Jets owner and 3 NFL players ask Cuomo for bail reform

 On June 7, Demario Davis, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum and Jets owner Chris Johnson lobbied for pretrial reform through…
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Prosecutor Accountability
August 4, 2018

Three Patriots players moderate Suffolk DA candidates forum

Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin are leading an initiative with the Players Coalition to hold District Attorney forums…
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Players Coalition News
August 4, 2018

NFL star Malcolm Jenkins: ‘We can talk about social issues and still have a great game’

Malcolm Jenkins appears on NBC News with Lester Holt regarding the need to discuss and impact racial and…
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Education & Economic AdvancementOp-Eds
August 4, 2018

Our Kids Don’t Have Time To Waste: Fund Our Schools- By Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater and Jason McCourty

July 24th, Patriots players (and Coalition members) Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater and Jason McCourty co-authored an Op-Ed…
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Uncategorized
July 1, 2018

NFL players: Why so many Americans need a clean slate

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Op-EdsUncategorized
July 1, 2018

N.F.L. Players to Trump: Here’s Whom You Should Pardon

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Players Coalition News
June 30, 2018

Trump asked NFL players for pardon suggestions. On Thursday, they responded.

In addition to countless meetings, events, appearances and media interviews, players co-authored many Op-Eds to…
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