T.I. says he is boycotting the NFL, Super Bowl in Atlanta

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What You Need To Know: T.I.

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Atlanta rapper and well-known Atlanta Falcons fan T.I. said he is boycotting the National Football League.

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On BET's Genius Talks with host Jemele Hill, the rapper explained why he is boycotting the NFL even though the Super Bowl will be played in Atlanta in 2019.

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"I think there is a violation of constitutional rights being implemented to minority players who choose to have a peaceful, silent protest," the Atlanta native said.

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Super Bowl LIII will be Feb. 3, 2019, at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the NFL announced in May 2017.

It will be the third Super Bowl played in Atlanta and the first since 2000.