Notably absent were
It's extremely rare for players to attend the annual fall owners meeting, but this issue is atop the league's agenda.
Among the others attending were players
Along with Goodell was NFL executive Troy Vincent.
After the meeting, the league and NFLPA released this joint statement:
"Today owners and players had a productive meeting focused on how we can work together to promote positive social change and address inequality in our communities. NFL executives and owners joined NFLPA executives and player leaders to review and discuss plans to utilize our platform to promote equality and effectuate positive change. We agreed that these are common issues and pledged to meet again to continue this work together.
"As we said last week, everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military. In the best American tradition, we are coming together to find common ground and commit to the hard work required for positive change."
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11:15 a.m.: This post was updated with a joint statement from the NFL and NFLPA issued after the meeting.