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Taking a Stand: 10 of the NFL’s Most Notable Activists and Advocates

From Colin Kaepernick to Peyton Manning, we look at the football players who have stood (or kneeled) for what they believe in

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Ricky Wiliams, Colin Kaepernick and Jim Brown are just three notable outspoken men in the NFL.

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Throughout the history of the NFL, countless players have used their platform on the national sports stage to take stands for the causes they believe in, whether activism or advocacy. From the controversial to the charitable, here are some of the most notable names who’ve used their athletic stature to shine a light on something greater off the field.

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