Game Avery Williamson Jersey The NFL announced Aug. 11 that Elliott would be suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. It said it levied the suspension after conducting extensive investigation in which it consulted with Thompson.
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Elliott was suspended even though he wasn’t charged by the police because of differing burdens of proof. The burden of proof in a court of law in a criminal case is beyond a reasonable doubt, while the NFL’s personal conduct policy operates under preponderance of evidence, which means the NFL will believe a crime has been committed if it believes it is more likely that not a crime was committed.
Eagles defensive end Chris Long, who is white, stood with his hand on Jenkins’ shoulder during the anthem before Philadelphia’s preseason game against the Bills last Thursday. Long said after that game it was a good time for white players like him to stand up for equality in the wake of the racially infused riots in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month.
Harris DeValve, who is working toward a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on the intersection of race and Christianity in the U.S., wrote that complacency about race issues is unacceptable. She said her husband understands that as someone married to a black woman, but he should not be viewed as some sort of white savior to a movement that was started and has been carried on by black football players for about a year.