Without black players there would be no National Football League. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.
– Roger Goodell
People think I’ve got a problem with the press. Actually I have no problem with the press, but just like in football there are a handful who cause problems because they’re disrespectful, they’re lazy, and above all – and this is what really gets to me – they haven’t worked hard to get there.
– Gordon Strachan
Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don’t know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I’m not one to make excuses, so I’ll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats.
– Herschel Walker
You know that if you play football, you have to try to do the maximum, so I’m always doing the maximum for myself because when I retire from football, I want to sit down and think I did something good – I won this title, and I won this title. People will talk about what you have won, and that is the most important thing in football.
– Henrikh Mkhitaryan