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NFL players donate $20,000 to youth football team that was punished for national anthem protest

  • Several months after a youth football team in Texas faced death threats on social media and retaliation from its league for kneeling during the United States’ national anthem, a coalition of NFL players has stepped up to help the squad rebuild.
  • According to ESPN, Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots, Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles and free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin have donated a combined $20,000 to fund the inaugural season of the Southeast Texas Oilers, a team made up of former members of the Beaumont Bulls who left the organization after their 2016 protest. Read more. (6/23/17, 7:51 PM)