The NFL has disclosed their list of approved names that they will allow players to wear on their helmet bumpers for social justice messaging. Among the names are Jacob Blake, who is accused of sexual assault.
The list is apparently fluid, in the sense that new names are being added all the time. Also among the names is that of slain retired St. Louis police officer David Dorn. Dorn was killed in early June by rioters while checking on a friend’s store in St. Louis.
The listing of Blake’s name, given his alleged violent history of sexual assault, stands in stark contrast to the league’s recent efforts to improve the game’s appeal to women through cracking down on domestic violence and promoting breast cancer awareness.
The full list of approved names obtained via Pro Football Talk, is as follows:
Ahmaud Arbery, Althea Bernstein, La’Vante Biggs, Jacob Blake, Emantic “EJ”