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NFL reminds clubs about anti-discrimination policy

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

In a total coincidence given Monday's big news out of the NBA (Jason Collins, a current professional basketball player, came out of the closet), the NFL also reminded its clubs that intolerance will not be tolerated.

Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo, obtained by's Mike Freeman, to all chief executives, club presidents, head coaches and general managers reminding them of the league's "sexual orientation anti-discrimination and harassment policy."

"The attached document reiterates the league's Sexual Orientation anti-discrimination and harassment policy guidelines that were recently discussed at the Annual Meeting," Goodell said in the memorandum. "Please ensure that this document is made available to all players and staff. While this policy applies to players, as noted in our Collective Bargaining Agreement, these guidelines also provide you with an opportunity to further review and update your policies for non-players to ensure that they are consistent with our diversity and inclusion core values at the league."

The "attached document" that Goodell referenced can be seen here (.PDF).

It is a poster-like document that emphasizes the NFL's "ongoing commitment to excellence in workplace conduct."

The document outlines objectives and expectations for NFL clubs in handling discriminatory issues at the workplace.

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