"The NFL stands with the Black community, the players, clubs, and fans confronting systemic racism," Goodell said. "We will not relent in our work."
The NFL is the latest professional sports league to address social justice following the lead of organizations like the NBA and the WNBA. The move also comes after several players have expressed their discomfort with the way Black people are treated in America.
"With yet another example of racial discrimination with the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the unlawful abuse of peaceful protestors, we MUST unify as a society. It is imperative that all people — regardless of race, religion, creed or belief — come together to say 'Enough is enough!'" the statement read.
The Ravens went on to demand that officers who commit crimes against citizens be arrested while also urging Senator Mitch McConnell to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to the Senate floor for a vote.