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AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

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(AP) -- “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” known as the Black national anthem, will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

The person said the league is also considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches.

This source said the league is working collaboratively with players to recognize victims of systemic racism throughout the season in a variety of ways.

The source spoke to the AP on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because discussions between the league and the NFL Players Association are ongoing.

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