NFL donating 1M to a good cause

August 26, 2011, 2:32 pm
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From Comcast SportsNet Friday, August 26, 2011
NEW YORK (AP)The NFL is donating 1 million to the new memorial to MartinLuther King Jr. on Washingtons National Mall.The monument was scheduled to be dedicated Sunday, the 48th anniversary ofhis I Have a Dream speech, but the ceremony was postponed to the fallbecause of Hurricane Irene. The contribution from the league and NFL Charities will help the foundationbehind the memorial to reach its goal of raising 120 million.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says: We in the NFL believe thatprofessional football is the ultimate meritocracy. NFL players are measuredstrictly by their performance on the field regardless of race, religion oreconomic background.He adds: In the spirit of Dr. King, we work vigorously to maintain aninclusive environment where everyone can reach their fullest potential. We areproud to have our name associated with Dr. King.