The NFL is reportedly working toward an arrangement with the NFLPA that will allow players to wear decals on helmets to honor victims of systemic racism and police brutality, Front Office Sports' Michael McCarthy reported.
The decision on which names will be featured will be left up to the players, and NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports that teams can have several different decals for players to wear rather than just one in unison. Though, players could opt to go that route as well.
With the country in the midst of civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd in May, other leagues have already featured similar concepts. The Premier League replaced the names on players' jerseys with "Black Lives Matter," when the league resumed in June. The NBA is doing something similar as players have the option to replace their names with a statement on social justice when play picks up in Orlando.
For example, the Washington Wizards have nine players wearing statements that range from "Black Lives Matter" to "Vote."
Should the NFL allow players to honor victims with decals, it will be the latest signal that the league is working to become more supportive of social justice issues. After some of the league's biggest names asked commissioner Roger Goodell to support their peaceful protests, Goodell shared a message saying the league condemned racism and that he will work to listen to his players in the future.
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