NFL athletes tackle social justice ahead of NFL Draft

Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 23:10:00-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — All eyes are on Nashville as the city begins to kick off the NFL Draft. With thousands of visitors in town ready for the biggest multi-day event Nashville has ever seen, some NFL athletes are bringing attention to social justice.

It was part of a fundraiser for the National Museum of African American Music, set to open next year in Nashville.

And in a week with NFL's biggest fans also in town, the athletes say it's time for them -- and everyone -- to pay attention.

"It's uncomfortable to have that conversation with the fans of the game, but people on this platform, we have the responsibility to shed light on those issues that someone who doesn't have the platform doesn't have the chance to do," said Derrick Morgan with the Tennessee Titans.

When the museum opens up next year it will be the only one in the world focused exclusively on African American music.