Well I think that stinks if it's true. The NFL keeps trying to make little, conciliatory, symbolic gestures instead of just addressing the problems forthrightly. Like - Goodell makes this grand announcement that they were wrong to prohibit protesting, but then won't apologize directly to Kaepernick the guy who started the protests and lost his livelihood.
Now they've announced that they are going to start playing the "Black National Anthem" Lift Every Voice and Sing before games. I bet not a single Black person asked for this, I'd rather they hire some black coaches and front office people than this piddly placating gesture.