After 1926, all five of the black players that were still in the subsequent National Football League left the league. Several teams were kicked out of the league that year, and with a large number of available, talented white players, black players were generally the first to be removed, never to return again.
Before 2020, the NFL had taken a strong stance against its players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racism, with the likes of Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid suing the league for
Where Are All the Black Baseball Players? Between 1946 and 1950, all three major professional sports had desegregated, and the total percentage of black players was less than 3 percent. In 2017, 75 percent of the NBA and 64 percent of the
'This is how free speech works': Fans vent frustration at ? "We get all the other stuff all the time on every other channel and football is supposed to be a nice escape," said one viewer, tiring of the frequency of social justice protests that have included players kneeling before games and wearing shirts emblazoned with messages supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Another noted the irony of players and coaches condemning the boos at the Chiefs
Sept. 27, 2017. The N.F.L. has been loud lately. Its sponsors, not so much. The debate over players’ kneeling during the national anthem — simmering since last year, when the San Francisco
Why did Andrew Luck retire? As he fought back the tears knowing he played his last game in the NFL, Andrew Luck confirmed the reports Saturday that he will retire at age 29.The Indianapolis Colts quarterback admitted
This Is Everything Donald Trump Said in His NFL Speech Time? Several other athletes, including a number of NFL players, have followed suit. Kaepernick has not been signed to any NFL teams since his contract with the 49ers expired at the end of last season.
Jonathan Jones, a senior NFL reporter for CBS Sports HQ, joined CBSN to discuss the NFL's COVID-19 regulations and the cooperation -- or lack thereof -- from teams and players. CBS News UP NEXT
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