NFL News – Matt Ryan

Falcons' Matt Ryan Donating $500K in Support of Atlanta's Black ...  Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan Donating $500K To Atlanta – In the aftermath of George Floyd‘s death, Atlanta Falcons  quarterback Matt Ryan is donating $500,000 toward a GoFundMe fundraiser he established, aimed at advancing lives in the black community of Atlanta. Ryan, who wears jersey No. 2, has set a goal of raising $2 million.  “It was really difficult to watch,” Ryan told ESPN about his reaction to seeing the Floyd video. “Basically it was like, ‘This can’t happen anymore. That isn’t acceptable. This has to stop.’ That’s where my head was at.” “I see my city hurting, which is why I’m starting a fundraiser to help improve conditions for people of color in the city of Atlanta. … Over the next few weeks, months I’m going to listen to the needs of the black community and get guidance on how I can be most impactful. I’m going to get input from local grassroots organizations as well as community leaders who are committed to making change.” The New England Patriots say team owner Robert Kraft’s family is pledging $1 million to local grassroots organizations to promote social justice causes. A statement and video released on the team’s website Friday says the money will be distributed over the next 10 months in $100,000 monthly donations. The recipients will be chosen in collaboration with Patriots players. (Vaughn McClure/ESPN)

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