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Goodell issues statement regarding George Floyd's death

Some hit back hard on social media
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020 file photo NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Miami. The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Goodell and obtained Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first phase would involve a limited number of non-player personnel, initially 50 percent of the non-player employees (up to a total of 75) on any single day, being approved to be at the facility. But state or local regulations could require a lower number. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)

NEW YORK — Saturday NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement on the death of George Floyd earlier this week. Some, players included, have accused Goodell and the NFL of being tone deaf to the issues facing American society. 

Not everyone was thrilled with the statement coming from the NFL. Houston wide receiver Kenny Stills lashed out at Goodell on twitter. Stills tweeted at the commissioner "save the BS." 

San Francisco safety Eric Reid also shared his thoughts on twitter. He was sarcastic. 

Stills and Reid joined former NFL quarterback Collin Kaepernick in taking a knee during the National Anthem a couple of years ago as a protest over police brutality in the USA. 

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