On Oct. 2, 2016, from left, then-San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game. The statement released by NFL Commissioner Robert Goodell did not directly address the NFL's relationship with Kaepernick, (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
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NFL says it was wrong in handling of protests over racial injustice, encourages players to do so peacefully

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday admitted the league had been wrong to ignore players who spoke out against police brutality and encouraged peaceful protest, a remarkable reversal cast against the league's recent exile of quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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