The NFL’s owners and players are in the midst of discussions about how to handle protests during the national anthem moving forward. “I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is making sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL,” said the Seattle Seahawks’ Michael […]
Colin Kaepernick is the one important voice that remains silent and it's time he speaks up. He started the national anthem protests more than one year ago and all that has come out of his camp is his recent filing of a grievance charging the NFL with collusion for blocking him from signing with a
NEW YORK (AP) When owners talk directly with players, it often has to do with contracts.
Protests during the national anthem that began last season and flared to league-wide levels in the wake of President Trump’s condemnation have drawn widespread condemnation from fans. But even though the protests aren’t a criticism of the military—and are permitted by the NFL‘s teams and, despite the president’s call for firings, the First Amendment—one particular […]
NFL players continue to take a knee during the national anthem despite growing pushback from their team owners. Seven San Francisco 49er players took a knee Sunday during the anthem in their game against the Washington Redskins. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones promised to bench players who knelt after talking to President Trump (Jones is […]
Playing minutes from the nation’s capital, seven San Francisco 49ers kneeled prior to their game against the Washington Redskins, a significant dip in the number kneeling in previous weeks. Thirty 49ers kneeled two weeks ago and 23 took a knee last week in Indianapolis. Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick in protesting last year, kneeled […]
Alec Baldwin was back on “SNL” as Donald Trump this week, advising Mike Pence to leave all kinds of events for disrespecting the U.S. flag, the sanctity of marriage, and Santa Claus. Trump gave a stump speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the sketch — “Harrass-burg,” as Baldwin’s Trump called it — but kept stopping his […]
Jerry Jones’s Cowboys are one of the most valuable sports teams in the world. The Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, wants to “help” his players bring attention to racial injustice despite telling them they would be benched if they knelt during the national anthem. NFL players have been kneeling during the anthem this season to […]
FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in a meeting on Wednesday with players and coaches, said his stance on the national anthem protests was rooted in a desire to play the bad guy and deflect attention from the players, according to a source. In the meeting, Jones sought to ensure that players also saw […]
President Donald Trump thinks the NFL kneeling protests would never have gained popularity if the league had formally disciplined former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. While speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night’s episode, Trump called Kaepernick’s protests “terrible,” but claimed […]
In what appeared to be a planned protest of sorts, Vice President Mike Pence this weekend walked out of an NFL game after some black players chose to demonstrate during the national anthem. On Monday, MSNBC morning show Morning Joe—hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski—slammed the move by Pence, who walked out of a […]
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is already fundraising off of Vice President Mike Pence's early exit from Sunday's NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers. Pence left the game after roughly 20 49ers players took a knee during the national anthem.