Anquan Boldin

Chargers' Russell Okung on his break with the Players Coalition: 'This goes beyond dollars and cents'

Chargers' Russell Okung on his break with the Players Coalition: 'This goes beyond dollars and cents'

Chargers tackle Russell Okung, who has emerged as one of the leaders among NFL players pushing for social change, spoke Friday about why he’s left the Players Coalition, the group credited with receiving financial backing from the NFL’s owners to address issues of racial injustice.

Earlier this week the group, led by Philadelphia’s Malcolm Jenkins and retired player Anquan Boldin, agreed to a plan that would inject $89 million over seven years to multiple charities, including the United Negro College Fund, according to reports.

Soon after the deal was reported, San Francisco’s Eric Reid, Miami’s Michael Thomas and Okung posted messages on Twitter noting they were no longer...

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