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Links 1 through 2 of 2 by Latoya Peterson tagged nfl

"After the 1932 season, Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall -- affectionately known, according to African-American studies professor Dr. Charles Ross, as the '... leading racist in the NFL' -- convinced other club owners to implement a non-formal ban of black players. This 'ban' lasted 13 seasons.

"Understanding there was a 13-year period when no black players were allowed to participate in the NFL is critical in understanding why the prejudices and stereotypes exist today. There was a collective and concerted effort to maintain white rosters throughout the league that impacts today's game and thinking."

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"...how is it that the NFL was able to drudge up $15 mil. three weeks into the season for last minute renovations when the government’s been unable to properly allocate funds raised in the last 14 months to restore homes?..."

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