18 Oct Colts’ Darius Butler leaves owners meeting feeling hopeful
INDIANAPOLIS – Before turning his attention to Sunday’s contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts safety Darius Butler spent his off day on Tuesday pursuing another important endeavor.
Butler was among 13 players in New York to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and a panel of owners there to discuss how the sides can work together to address players’ societal concerns in the wake of the league’s recent national anthem protests.
Butler returned to Indianapolis hopeful after what he described as a productive day in New York.
“The players need the owners, the owners need the players,” Butler said. “So, we kind of have to meet in the middle. They have what’s most important to them and we have what’s most important to us. We just have to meet in the middle and make it work for everybody and, most importantly, make it work for those in the communities that need the help.”