fascinating inside information.
I don't have a problem with the league caring about any loss of revenue from sponsors etc. That's fine.
But, the league made a huge mistake in demanding linkage between their efforts to improve the social issues and ending player protests.
Had they instead just made their donations and efforts on a sincere and sustained level, it's possible and even likely that more and more players would simply choose not to protest during NFL time.
They have other platforms as players outside of game-time, and might not be as inclined to hurt revenue from the NFL if the NFL was showing itself to be a very responsive organization on the actual issues.
I had thought that was what Jenkins was trying to do, and perhaps that was his intention even if he was not successful.
(Besides, as an Eagles fan - I love Malcolm Jenkins!)