Here’s Why the NFL Needs to Spare Us on the ‘Social Justice’ Lectures

The NFL is all-in on flag disrespect and national anthem protests, citing the vague umbrella of ‘social justice.’

Social justice to the left has become, loosely translated, anything that directly benefits one group at the expense of another so that the former group can feel better.

Regardless, this is what athletes are claiming motivates their petulant protests.

Michael Skolnik, an entrepreneur and activist, told the New York Times that it was ‘up to social justice leaders to help focus the NFL-centered activism.’

As such, several prominent players in the league demanded that Commissioner Roger Goodell dedicate an entire month to promoting social activism.

“As players whom have been advocating for social justice for the past year, we appreciate the opportunity to engage with you, the league, owners, coaches and GMs to make our communities stronger,” the memo to Goodell, sent over a week ago, reads. “As we shared with you, the silence following our individual and collective demonstrations around the national anthem to raise awareness to racial inequality and issues surrounding criminal justice reform has been met with inconsistencies in press coverage and perceived lack of support.”

Justice. That’s hilarious, NFL players.

Here’s why …


It’s a little bit hard to take players whining about ‘social justice’ seriously when, as Joseph Curl of the Daily Wire reports, the league’s players are arrested on average every seven days.

“The average time between arrests is just seven days,” Curl writes, “while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to, which ‘provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges,’ the site says.”

Social justice indeed.

Where was the justice for Ray Rice’s girlfriend after the former Ravens running back cold-cocked her in an elevator?


Where was the justice for running back Adrian Peterson’s son, who was beaten so badly that the elder Peterson was charged with reckless assault?


And of course, where was the justice for those animals in the dog-fighting ring Michael Vick ran for years, in which he ‘directly participated in dog fights and executions.’

Sorry NFL, we can’t take your cries for social justice seriously when these are the examples you’ve set.

Perhaps instead of whining, start leading through positive examples for the communities that made you millionaires.

But then, it’s hard to be a leader when you’re constantly on your knees.

What do you think of NFL players calling for ‘social justice?’ Share your thoughts below!

HT: The Federalist Papers

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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