NFL Players Speak Up: First-Hand Experiences and Building Trust Between Communities and Police

Washington, DC, March 30, 2017

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives held a forum to hear from NFL players about their own experiences and how they hope to improve relationships with minority communities and the police while supporting programs to help inmates successfully re-enter their communities.




  • Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member - House Committee on the Judiciary
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Ranking Member - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee
  • Rep. Cedric Richmond, Chair - Congressional Black Caucus 


  • Anquan Boldin, Detroit Lions
  • Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, Cofounder and President, Center for Policing Equity
    • [Additional NFL players may accompany Mr. Boldin and Mr. Jenkins.]