Broncos: No comment on ‘It Gets Better’ campaign

Denver Broncos Respond To Petition For Team To Produce 'It Gets Better' Video

“The Denver Broncos are committed to tolerance, acceptance and respect for all in the community,” said Smyth. “The National Football League is currently working with USA Network on its ‘Characters Unite’ campaign combating prejudice and intolerance, and our organization is in full support of that movement to help raise awareness for this very important cause.” Smyth declined to provide a specific comment on It Gets Better.

Although it's disappointing that the NFL and the Broncos won't support or even comment on It Gets Better, it's great to hear the league is working with USA Network's campaign to promote tolerance and fight discrimination in all forms. I hope it's not an empty promise from Smyth and the Broncos/NFL, because Characters Unite doesn't appear to have the sharpest of teeth to it - they've only put out two press releases in all of 2011, there are zero corporate entities on their list of official partners, and they haven't updated their Facts & Statistics page in over a year.

As our fellow Broncos fan Deborah Braconnier details in her fine column on the matter, the Red Sox and Cubs have already put together It Gets Better videos.

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