Eagles Malcolm Jenkins will no longer raise fist during anthem

Posted: Dec 01 2017 04:41AM PST

Updated: Dec 01 2017 06:59AM PST

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says he will no longer raise his fist in protest during the national anthem before games.

Jenkins made the announcement after the NFL and the Players’ Coalition made a tentative deal to fund social justice issues.

The NFL announced earlier this week that it will contribute nearly $100 million to the cause over a seven-year period.

Jenkins is one of the co-founders of the Players’ Coalition.

The Eagles are set to play the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.

This initiative between the NFL, owners and Players Coalition does not mandate an end to any player demonstrations. Its always been about the issues; strengthening the criminal justice system and fight for racial and social equality. #PlayersCoalition pic.twitter.com/4Nl2pP5ltG

— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) November 30, 2017

Jenkins says he's unaware whether his teammates or other members of the Players’ Coalition, will stop their demonstrations as well.

There have been some differences among players about how discussions with the league were proceeding.

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