Turmoil in the NFL amid National Anthem controversy

Black NFL stars produced a powerful video in solidarity with George Floyd after Drew Brees came under fire for his stance about kneeling during the National Anthem.
1:41 | 06/06/20

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Back here at home tonight, the new turmoil in the NFL. Many star players are speaking out, saying the new apology from drew Brees is not enough. Here's Adrienne Bankert. What if I was George Floyd? If I was George Floyd. What if I was George Floyd? Reporter: Tonight, more than a dozen NFL stars producing this powerful video and saying these names -- I am George Floyd. I am breonna Taylor. I am ahmaud arbery. Reporter: Pat Mahomes, Odell Beckham Jr., and others releasing the video after new Orleans saints quarterback drew Brees spoke out this week against NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America. I envision my two grandfathers who fought for this country. By standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand other over your heart. Reporter: Brees angering fellow players and fans, some burning his Jersey. He apologized the next day. I wish I would have laid out what was on my heart in regards to the George Floyd murder, ahmaud arbery, the years and years of social injustice, police brutality. I am sorry, and I will do better. And I will be part of the solution. How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players? Reporter: The players now demanding the NFL take a stronger stance against systemic racism and to admit their stance on peaceful protests begun by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 was wrong. And just tonight, commissioner Roger Goodell putting in a video the very words that players are demanding, that they do stand behind players who want to protest and saying the league says black lives matter. David?

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