The NFL announced Tuesday they are launching a joint program between players and coaches with a commitment to focusing on social justice.
The Let’s Listen Together campaign will focus on supporting programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity, with a priority on supporting improvements in education and economic development, community and police relations, and the criminal justice system.
We are pleased to have developed a new initiative that focuses on creating meaningful solutions to improve our communities, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. In developing this plan, we have taken the lead from our players and are honored to join them in this work. Their work has deepened our understanding of the unique platform we have to help advance progress in a profound and unifying way.
Running back Jordan Scarlett, receiver Rick Wells and linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller are enrolled in school and rejoining team workouts.
The four entered a pretrial intervention program in late October that could result in the dismissal of felony credit card fraud charges. The players needed to make restitution and comply with probation protocols over a 12-month period to get the charges dropped without any legal findings.
A source told ESPN that the four players will go through workouts, spring practice, summer workouts and fall camp, but there is no promise that they will play in the first game of next season.
A fifth player, defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis, also remains enrolled in school but is recovering from a non-football injury.