Black Group Looks to Bring “Jackie Robinson Moment” to NFL

make history as the first Black-owned NFL ownership group
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Owners representing the 32 NFL teams are meeting virtually this week to discuss the state of the league, which appears to be in good hands with the recent signing of broadcast rights contracts worth more than $110 billion.

That’s a hefty number to share among the owners — only two of whom are people of color, and none of whom are Black. But as they divide their lucrative pie, there’s an African-American sports group in Oakland, California, hoping to get their community a slice.

That group, the African American Sports & Entertainment Group (AASEG), is hoping to ride the wave of an awakening that occurred last year when, during the pandemic, people began to better understand this country’s racial inequities. Part of the mission of AASEG is to bring a professional football team back to Oakland and make history as the first Black-owned NFL ownership group.

“We feel like this is a Jackie Robinson moment,” said Raymond “Ray” Bobbitt, the creator of AASEG.

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