In the end it is always about the money.
If nothing is shady why did Jenkins have to do the negotiating in secret? Why did he agree to it, knowing that others wouldn’t.
I think we know why.
The agreement calls for national funds to be allocated accordingly: 25 percent to the United Negro College Fund; 25 percent to Dream Corps; and 50 percent to the Players Coalition, which has filed 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) paperwork for nonprofit status as a fiscally sponsored project.
Essentially, Jenkins will be in control of half of the money. That doesn’t mean he won’t put it to good use, but it does show that he can be bought. If he would have been open with all the players, he wouldn’t have gotten as much backlash, but by doing it in secret, it makes it seem like he has something to hide.
Malcolm Jenkins said that he has been encouraged by the NFL’s efforts in regards to social injustice. League recently pledged to contribute $100 million to causes important to the black community if players stand during the national anthem. Some players are still not on board.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 30, 2017
The NFL has purchased Jenkins cooperation on this matter.