The Detroit Lions are starting a social justice program with $600,000 from players on the team and owner Martha Firestone Ford.
The Lions announced the initiative Monday, days after the NFL launched a social justice platform.
Detroit’s players chose where the funds would go to assist the community with scholarships, social educational programs and medical aid.
The initiatives are the result of a working relationship the NFL and the players established in October 2017 following player demonstrations for social justice during the national anthem.
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