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Giants coach Ben McAdoo willing to listen to players on possible protest

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo watches play against the Dallas Cowboys in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) AP

In the immediate aftermath of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he’d be “disappointed” if any of his players didn’t stand.

But after talking to a number of his players, the rookie head coach said he’s modified his stance.

“As a coach, we have bunker mentality. A lot of times, we don’t know or see what’s happening. And the players, they’re out there a little bit more than we are,” McAdoo said, via Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News. “There’s a lot of serious and heavy issues. And they’re at a conflict, I think, a lot of them. . . .

“I had a conversation with a few guys — and I’m not going to name [names] — but they’re conflicted and they want to make a difference. And the league is a platform to make a difference, and I encourage them too, and I’d like to be involved in it and [do] anything I can do to help. But still, I feel that you can make a difference outside of the anthem, and we can do something together to make a difference and it doesn’t have to involve the national anthem. I still believe that you [should] pay tribute to the people who’ve sacrificed their lives so we can coach and play in this great game.”

Of course, Kaepernick’s beef has never been with the military, despite the efforts of his opponents to portray him as unpatriotic in that way. And running back Rashad Jennings said the Giants aren’t focusing as much on the anthem anyway.

“I really feel it’s important people don’t get so focused and fixated on making gestures during the national anthem,” Jennings said, “to a point where you men and women are writing the stories and missing the whole reason behind it.”

It remains to be seen what avenue the Giants players take, but McAdoo has proven himself willing to listen to them, which can’t hurt his standing in his own locker room.

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  1. truthfactory says: Sep 22, 2016 8:45 AM

    ““I really feel it’s important people don’t get so focused and fixated on making gestures during the national anthem,” Jennings said, “to a point where you men and women are writing the stories and missing the whole reason behind it.”
    —–

    Did you ever stop to consider that YOU’RE the one missing the other sides point???

    No one knows what REALLY happened in NC. Yet, hundreds / thousands of people have resorted to violence and outrage in regards to a scenario in which they have NO IDEA what really happened. So it’s clear one side DOES NOT CARE about facts or reality, they care about a narrative that they want to create ans push.

    While “protesting” about violent and racist cops, there was another man shot and now on life support BY ANOTHER “PROTESTOR”!! None of those “protestors” care! No complaints about that. It’s not even a story! But if he happened to be shot by a cop who was threatened while doing his job, THAT would be WWIII for you guys.

    It’s called “Selective outrage”.. you only care when it’s convenient and suits your narative, otherwise if you cared about “young black men” there would be outrage of the one that was shot last night while “protesting”. So ridiculous.

  2. dontletfactsgetintheway says: Sep 22, 2016 8:45 AM

    These protests have done nothing to start a “Discussion”. What happened in Oklahoma looks awful and hopefully they will pay the price but look at what is happening in Raleigh. A black man holding a gun doesn’t listen to the cops when being arrested and ends up getting shot. The cop was black that shot him and the victims brother is screaming all white people are the devil. Arson, looting and murder attempts result as a protest?? Black men are going up to the police and spitting on them and giving them the finger. How do we have a discussion about this when people act like this? If anything, they are only fanning the flames of hate towards all white people and cops. Then again, if you stay in school and have a solid family, you are a lot less likely to not be put in situations that involve the police arresting you. Sadly, putting your own house in order is never discussed as a solution to some of these problems.

  3. canadapackers says: Sep 22, 2016 8:48 AM

    My whole problem with Kaepernick is simply this- I dont trust him. In my opinion he was just being a jerk sitting down and not paying attention. When caught on tape, he simply was thinking on the fly and said it was a protest. I agree with those who want to protest but I am critical of those who never put their money where there mouth is. If you are this big rich millionaire athlete with all those dollars kicking around, you can invest it and keep a low profile, or you can do something good or something not so good. In other words if you blow it or you can spread it around your posse, or you buy a big mansion, some dogs and join a dog fighting ring you are a jerk. Or you can see up a foundation and help kids and donate to a children’s hospital, or inner city homeless children, or etc etc. That is the type of protestations that help lift people up. Not inciting riots.

  4. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 22, 2016 8:48 AM

    In this day and age where you are labeled a racist for stating facts. Here are a couple…
    -when the majority of inner city crimes are committed by young black men you are naturally going to have a higher percentage of wrongful deaths of blacks. In other words it would be an issue with whites as well if there were more whites committing crimes.

    -if these losers protesting really cared about young black men dying they would help out in an hands-on fashion, whether that would be mentoring, big brother programs, etc. It is waaaay to easy to sit back and stroke a check. In fact, that is the lazy mans way of ‘making a difference’.

  5. outlaw53 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:49 AM

    Making a protest during a game appears inappropriate…but not nearly as bad as doing it during our nation’s anthem. To be sure, there are issues to do with race and policing that require additional review, but forming a socio-political protest in the middle of a game that patrons pay money ( and a lot of it ) to witness seems slanted.

    Some players were quoted this week stating that, ” We realize this is entertainment, but there are larger issues here”. Ok, I’ll recognize that…but why dump on my lawn during an event that I have paid to attend ( or, by patronizing the sponsors of this game, paying by proxy )? Players that feel so strongly should organize an off site event that could be attended by those that are interested, thereby using their celebrity status for advertising. It would draw their hoped for sound bites and clickbait and get their point across….but not during a game that I have paid to attend.

    Manage your angst on your own time, not during a time that I have paid ( a lot ) to watch you do what you are actually famous for doing.

  6. richc111 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:52 AM

    If the media would do their part and the conversation would be expanded to police shooting anyone. Not just showing the world every time a black man is shot. Even if he is on PCP and ignoring the instructions of the police and heading back to his car where who knows what is. Then you can have discussion on training, hiring, out reach. After all if a cop shoots a white man was it because he was white?

  7. alcondragonblog says: Sep 22, 2016 9:21 AM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please open your eyes and think for a moment, this goes so much deeper and in my past professional opinion is a ploy by the NFL to gather viewership and ratings!
    Legally, and yes (I am a retired attorney age 66, from the State of Massachusetts. Schooled with degrees in business, and major corporate law, we have what is a very simple matter here. (and I state, I have never conducted any business, bargaining law or practice, with or about the NFL or any of its associates)…with that being said and made clear; when you are hired by a company, organization or small business firm, you sign a contract which for most all employers has a job description and code of conduct policy that you agree to, adhere to and follow.
    A player, coach, waterboy cheerleader, will follow ALL conduct associated to that said and implied signed contract/document. The NFL, ABC/NBC/CBS, HobbyLobby, McDonalds, etc. is not the place to file or arbitrate what you feel is wrong with the world, it is NOT a Platform outside of that practical business, period.
    Make no mistake that the NFL attorneys have already conducted research on all past lawsuits and major litigations due to the construct of employee/employer and any third party possible violations in each of the states where an NFL franchise resides.
    In simple terms, If I own an NFL franchise and players on my team resort to tactics that go beyond or outside of our signed agreement, I as the owner can take any and all measure to correct, discipline or remove that employee, within the legal laws of that state and contract.
    (I do apologize for the lengthy post)
    Now, for a coach to do this?, Be sure he has been given permission by his ownership and the franchise to do so. Ladies and Gentlemen,
    this is nothing more than a ploy to grab failing ratings by the NFL brain trust (Mark Cuban said years ago this would take place, and so it is)
    The NFL Brand under Roger Goodell has become the WWE. Have a great weekend to you all!

  8. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:21 AM

    Social issues
    Players making Millions playing a children’s game.

    No one in this country is 100% happy with how it is run and the things that happen.

    But no matter what it is still the best damn country in the world

    A protest during the National Anthem at Metlife is a bad idea you have fans who lost loved ones on 911 in the stands.

    If you want to make a difference take a ride to Patterson right up the road Vic can show you the way talk to kids work with them so that they do not find them selves looking at the wrong end of a gun

  9. jag1959 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:22 AM

    He should be listening. As the HC of a team in the nations largest media market he would be a fool not too.

  10. heat1up says: Sep 22, 2016 9:23 AM

    The flag and it’s meaning derived during the American revolution. 1775-1783. American Africans were not freed until, almost 100 years later. 1863. The flag and what it represents has nothing to do with black people. This honor we speak of was not meant for them. So should we force them to stand and honor a flag does not represent them. We are so arrogant.

  11. jjb0811 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:26 AM

    Would love to see the owners suspend the players! Then when their hundred thousand dollars paychecks stop coming, they’d change their tune.

  12. TheAfterParty says: Sep 22, 2016 9:27 AM

    Anyone feel like the national anthem is being shown on TV now more than ever? Seems like since this whole Kaepernick thing started, the anthem is televised rather than skipping directly to kickoff.

  13. liverpoolred04 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:28 AM

    Kewl

  14. razzzmajazzz says: Sep 22, 2016 9:29 AM

    If people would stop talking about these racists and their racist protests they would all go away.

  15. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Sep 22, 2016 9:31 AM

    I am SO TIRED of this baloney

  16. newjerseygiants says: Sep 22, 2016 9:33 AM

    Its clowns like Kaepernick who provide the spark to incite riots. If I owned the 49ers, he’d be gone. But then of course, that would provoke yet further outrage and riots.

  17. mallethead329 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:43 AM

    Nothing is going to come of this. Nothing. Who listens to a bunch of millionaire football players who live in $5 million dollar homes, smoke dope, and leave fatherless children everywhere. Want to fix a REAL problem? Do something for the 57% of black kids in America who live in a home with no father present. Until then, take you kneel down and shut up.

  18. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Sep 22, 2016 9:51 AM

    dontletfactsgetintheway says:
    These protests have done nothing to start a “Discussion”.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — –
    I’m a Cracker. We have a small but growing black population in GB.

    It shouldn’t have come to this. Why are these shootings becoming commonplace ?

    The “DISCUSSION” should be at the police headquarters.

    I totally understand when there’s a gun visible and showing threatening movements, even if it’s a pellet gun. But the shootings where no gun is present or no aggressive behavior is exhibited. It makes no sense. It’s like shadow shooting while hunting – unacceptable. I understand being scared but to shoot before recognition is wrong and possibly criminal.
    But to go a step further, the blacks need to clean up their garbage too. The few portray a bad image for all.
    Do something about it rather than protest.

  19. chadsmith013 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:51 AM

    great point in the article…so many of these losers are harping on kap saying he hates america and hates the military…they refuse to see the real reason he is doing this….people see what they want to see.

    i find it tragic more people are outraged at him not standing then they are over innocent people being murdered on the streets….just tragic

  20. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 22, 2016 9:52 AM

    heat1up says:
    Sep 22, 2016 9:23 AM
    The flag and it’s meaning derived during the American revolution. 1775-1783. American Africans were not freed until, almost 100 years later. 1863. The flag and what it represents has nothing to do with black people. This honor we speak of was not meant for them. So should we force them to stand and honor a flag does not represent them. We are so arrogant.

    There’s a difference between learning form history and having your head stuck up in it so far you can’t see or understand how ridiculous this statement is.

    Step away from the group that pretends to protest for fair and equal treatment and understand that’s not want they want, it’s payback and vengeance. They kill as a make up call. And they are now allowed to do so with impunity. Ruining the lives of “their people”. Terrifying thoughtful persons and their families. Children can’t go outside for fear of protester violence. Baby, it’s not the cops your people need to fear.

    Yeah, that’s how we being a nation together, burning, looting, murdering. But it’s OK because a few cops went off the rails.

  21. jerrysbrother says: Sep 22, 2016 9:55 AM

    You know, I come to this site to read about sports, I watch games because I want to watch football. If I wanted to read and watch political crap I would go to Fox, CNN etc site or TV station. Keep sports about sports and NOT about politics!!!!!!

  22. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Sep 22, 2016 9:56 AM

    If they want to protest something…. Don’t play! Forego all that money you are making and go out on Sunday and talk to people in neighborhoods where police shootings occur. Make your protest about the issues. The dude in Oklahoma was high on PCP (thats the kind of father I want). Its always racist if a young black man gets shot. When black people (my people) shoot one another there isn’t anything racist about it. Its just gang violence. How about this??? How about people encourage gang members to not shoot innocent bystanders? Cause that would put some responsibility on the folks that are perpetrating much more heinous crimes. Living in West Baltimore was the worst experience of my life….. But I made it out. I went to school. I went on to bigger things than being a gang member. That was much harder than picking up a 9 and slinging drugs. Gang members are lazy and so are these NFL players that say this is some sort of BS protest.
    With all that being said. McApoo is going to let these players do whatever they want, lose the locker room and Sheli will be done by week 8.

  23. truthfactory says: Sep 22, 2016 9:57 AM

    Imagine pointing a gun at someone and you tell them “don’t move or I’ll shoot.”

    And then that person doesn’t even care about the gun pointed at him and begins to slowly walk away towards his car, and as he gets there puts his hands down and reaches inside his car or pockets. What is a cop supposed to think? He’s getting out his lucky quarter???

    99% of the time if you don’t want to get shot (white or black), just follow directions. If blacks do that less often than whites, then they will be shot more. Simple as that.

  24. chadsmith013 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:59 AM

    to the people on here spewing all this hate…have you even for on minute just stopped…gathered yourself and truly looked into the argument on the other side..i mean seriously looked into it….not everyone lives in the same world as you..the problems that you have are not the same problems that everyone has..

    at the beginning i was like you..hooting and hollering saying Kap sucks and blah blah..but i said lets take a look at whats happening..I was bored and had nothing better to do…and i read alot of really bad stuff…there are sooo many incidents of this happening..its getting out of hand..even the United Nations have came down on us for our police brutality..and yes..please look it up…alot of other nations look down on us for our racial divide.

    so maybe instead of here spewing hate and foaming at the mouth looking to dump on people..people who you really have no idea on what their struggle is..try walking in their shoes..if any of you know an African American male…politely ask him if he is affraid to get pulled over by the police..his answer may suprise you….

    that is all….it just saddens me to see all of the hate in this country….so quick to hate..so quick to judge.

  25. benfranklinshat says: Sep 22, 2016 10:00 AM

    Wentzamania!

  26. chadsmith013 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:02 AM

    mo pro babble…yes the protestors are wrong for destroying stuff…100% wrong…there is a right way to do it and a wrong way….you are soley focusing on the wrong protestors and basing everything on them…why dont u mention the ones that are protesting peacefully…

    and the ones that are doing bad stuff….if you repeatedly poke someone with a hot poker..sooner or later they are going to erput with anger…and i think thats whats happening…

  27. flavordave says: Sep 22, 2016 10:03 AM

    We should really start protesting stupid people. You know, the ones the cops give strong instructions to but they then do the opposite. Because the bottom line is that each man killed could have been prevented if they just comply with the law.

  28. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Sep 22, 2016 10:05 AM

    heat1up says:
    Sep 22, 2016 9:23 AM
    The flag and it’s meaning derived during the American revolution. 1775-1783. American Africans were not freed until, almost 100 years later. 1863. The flag and what it represents has nothing to do with black people. This honor we speak of was not meant for them. So should we force them to stand and honor a flag does not represent them. We are so arrogant.

    3 15
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    And you blame this on people 153 years later? How about people actually raise their children to have some accountability? Don’t do PCP, don’t sling drugs. I raise my children to respect police officers, say YES SIR, YES MA’AM. There is NO REASON to fear the police if you aren’t doing something that can be construed as wrong. Are there going to be times where black people are wrongfully shot? Yes. This happens to every race, creed, orientation, etc…. Stop bitching about it. How much retribution is enough? Own your circumstances. Work your way out of them. As a black man I am so sick of people excusing this behavior. These NFL players are a bunch of privileged divas with no sense of reality.

  29. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Sep 22, 2016 10:08 AM

    chadsmith013 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 9:59 AM
    to the people on here spewing all this hate…have you even for on minute just stopped…gathered yourself and truly looked into the argument on the other side..i mean seriously looked into it….not everyone lives in the same world as you..the problems that you have are not the same problems that everyone has..

    at the beginning i was like you..hooting and hollering saying Kap sucks and blah blah..but i said lets take a look at whats happening..I was bored and had nothing better to do…and i read alot of really bad stuff…there are sooo many incidents of this happening..its getting out of hand..even the United Nations have came down on us for our police brutality..and yes..please look it up…alot of other nations look down on us for our racial divide.

    so maybe instead of here spewing hate and foaming at the mouth looking to dump on people..people who you really have no idea on what their struggle is..try walking in their shoes..if any of you know an African American male…politely ask him if he is affraid to get pulled over by the police..his answer may suprise you….

    that is all….it just saddens me to see all of the hate in this country….so quick to hate..so quick to judge.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    No! I m never afraid of being pulled over. For those that are… They must be doing something wrong or have a guilty conscience. Too many excuses are made.

  30. chadsmith013 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:09 AM

    truthfactory says:
    Sep 22, 2016 9:57 AM

    Imagine pointing a gun at someone and you tell them “don’t move or I’ll shoot.”

    And then that person doesn’t even care about the gun pointed at him and begins to slowly walk away towards his car, and as he gets there puts his hands down and reaches inside his car or pockets. What is a cop supposed to think? He’s getting out his lucky quarter???

    to the above poster…he walked with his hands up..and he reached into his car? no he didnt..the windows were up…he never reached into his car..you wanna try again? try researching before you post incorrect information.

  31. chadsmith013 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:11 AM

    it all doesnt matter anyways…the people that have the most issue with these guys are the racists and the closet racists.

  32. mikea311 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:12 AM

    I have a friend who works for customs, his job is dealing with the 1% of foreigners who are trying to sneak contraband into the country or have ties to terrorism. He, admittedly, has a completely jaded view of the middle east. He desont see how kind and normal most of them are.

    Maybe, just maybe, when you have cops that have to only deal with a small portion of trouble makers, every single day they extend it to the rest of the race.

    I’m a white guy, i’ve never felt what anyone outside of my race claims to be going through. Maybe, just maybe, something is going on and maybe, its about time we listened.

    I know it sucks that it makes us feel uncomfortable, but man up and and acknowledge that your reality isn’t someone else’s. If these guys want to protest social injustice, don’t bash them because you have no idea what they are going through, be thankful. It never hurts to try be empathetic to someone else’s plight.

  33. snakeplizkn says: Sep 22, 2016 10:17 AM

    I don’t always watch television for social commentary…..but when I do, I seek the opinions of those that run fast, jump, throw and catch a football well.

  34. abninf says: Sep 22, 2016 10:18 AM

    I want to watch a football game. Not an anti-American anti-police Black Panther rally.

    NFL, you got a problem. You’ve let it get out of control with your cowardice.

  35. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 22, 2016 10:20 AM

    chadsmith013 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 10:02 AM
    mo pro babble…yes the protestors are wrong for destroying stuff…100% wrong…there is a right way to do it and a wrong way….you are soley focusing on the wrong protestors and basing everything on them…why dont u mention the ones that are protesting peacefully…

    and the ones that are doing bad stuff….if you repeatedly poke someone with a hot poker..sooner or later they are going to erput with anger…and i think thats whats happening…

    Of course peaceful protest is acceptable, didn’t think I needed to point that out as most sane rational people understand that.

    My issue is with those who use hyperbole such as “red hot poker”. You couldn’t have picked a more inflammatory metaphor. This also underscores that some only want to focus on the extreme on the other side. Race based leaps to inaccurate conclusions aren’t going to help either.

    And when I see a peaceful protest that doesn’t engage in lies and misrepresentations, then perhaps I’ll have a few positive comments.

  36. chadsmith013 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:21 AM

    dallas…well the ones I know have told me they would be nervous to get pulled over…i doubt you are really black anyways..LOL

  37. brendafortheboyz says: Sep 22, 2016 10:22 AM

    The NFL TV ratings are down, and likely will not get any better as long as this is going on. Goodell & Co. better get their heads out of the sand and try to circumvent the Code of Behavior rules for its “employees”!
    It is quite simple. If a cop tells you to STOP walking, you stop and do exactly what he says. My teenage son was stopped, strictly because of the car he was driving, in a small town close to our city. He and his friends did exactly as they were told, with no problems. We always told him to do just that, as it happened several times.
    A special shout out @ dallasdoesn’tdoitright for his/her common sense post, best on the internet!!!!!!!!!!! I am white, btw…..

  38. byHim4u says: Sep 22, 2016 10:29 AM

    Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs ch.14 v. 34.

    Nothing will get better until you choose to love somebody over hating them, racism is the offspring of hate.

    In your heart, you already know if you have a problem with blacks, you know and so does the Lord.

  39. JSpicoli says: Sep 22, 2016 10:31 AM

    keep poking the bear

  40. coloradofort says: Sep 22, 2016 10:31 AM

    More reasons to not watch the NFL anymore…..

  41. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 22, 2016 10:32 AM

    chadsmith013 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 9:59 AM
    to the people on here spewing all this hate…have you even for on minute just stopped…gathered yourself and truly looked into the argument on the other side..i mean seriously looked into it….not everyone lives in the same world as you..the problems that you have are not the same problems that everyone has..

    I agree that some protesters fall into this category. My responses are 100% to those who make inaccurate and unsupportable assertions, or flat out lies. Those who claim Terrence Crutcher was shot while his hands were up. That is a lie. A lie that wil llikely cost an innocent person their life. Does that bother you? Or is that just another case of payback for 400 years etc etc? There’s plenty of bile being spewed in the direction of anyone who doesn’t fall into line with the position of the protestors. Just another case of I’m right, you’re stupid. Go back and read all the comments, not just the ones with which you disagree. I have seen anti-protester comments that are just as bad and I do not support them.

    When will YOU speak out against the violence? or do you think peace love and understanding can be achieved by burning, looting and murdering? Where is the call from the leaders of BLM and others to stop the violence?

    This works both ways. Of course it’s a problem that police kill and abuse whites and blacks. But deal with it from a human perspective and stop trying to manage information to suit a narrative.

  42. tonyzendejas says: Sep 22, 2016 10:34 AM

    Just here to get the inside line on what football-fanatic Middle Americans think about race relations. Always a treat.

  43. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 22, 2016 10:34 AM

    byHim4u says:
    Sep 22, 2016 10:29 AM
    Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs ch.14 v. 34.

    Nothing will get better until you choose to love somebody over hating them, racism is the offspring of hate.

    In your heart, you already know if you have a problem with blacks, you know and so does the Lord.

    Judge not….. remember that one? In your heart and the hearts of some protestors, you already know if you have a problem with whites because of their skin color and transgressions of people dead for 100’s of years.

    Let go of hate indeed.

  44. jsavage58 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:39 AM

    And.. I’m willing to not watch week 3,, just like the previous weeks.

    I want football, not political platforms.

    Idiots just don’t get it.

  45. steelpenguin6687 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:40 AM

    chadsmith013 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 10:02 AM
    mo pro babble…yes the protestors are wrong for destroying stuff…100% wrong…there is a right way to do it and a wrong way….you are soley focusing on the wrong protestors and basing everything on them…why dont u mention the ones that are protesting peacefully…

    ________________

    For the same reason you have certain groups out there saying all cops are bad, and advocating violence against the police. Why is it that there is only outrage when a person of color gets shot? In my area a white guy was killed the other day..he came out with a gun, did not follow commands and was killed. Did you see it on the national news? Did you see any outrage at his death…no. I’m not saying that there are not unjustified shootings, but 99% of them, people of color or white, were because the person did not follow commands. The unjustified ones should be prosecuted to the fullest extent.

  46. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 22, 2016 10:51 AM

    so maybe instead of here spewing hate and foaming at the mouth looking to dump on people..people who you really have no idea on what their struggle is..try walking in their shoes..if any of you know an African American male…politely ask him if he is affraid to get pulled over by the police..his answer may suprise you….

    I work with people of all races and from all places. Africans as well as African Americans, blacks from the Caribbean, South America and Europe. Latinos from all over. Like all other races, there are different issues but most are individual issues. What can tell you is that you can find good & bad, lazy & industrious, honest and dishonest people in all groups. I can also tell you that stereotyping, bigotry and intolerance are not exclusive to whites. If I had been keeping score I’d have to say most of the bile spewn is directed toward Africans by African Americans.

    I’m white, I got pulled over in St Louis by a white cop and I can tell you it was scary. I was told to get out of the car and stand on the side of the road while they searched my car, ostensibly because I was driving a Porsche with temp tags and I must have looked suspicious. It was intimidating, even more so when his backup, a 6’5ish black trooper who had one hand on his weapon the whole time. I shut my mouth, obeyed them and was sent on my way when they were done. I know in my heart that had I decided to mouth off or resist, I’d have been the recipient of a “ride” to jail.

    Some people need to get that into their heads and learn to pick their spots.

  47. Paper Lions says: Sep 22, 2016 11:19 AM

    I love the comments that the owners should suspend players for breaking no rules because it will affect the player’s paychecks.

    Players should stop showing up to play games….let’s see how that affect the paychecks of owners and others that make a living off of the efforts of the players.

  48. charger383 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:27 AM

    I now think NFL players are overpaid

  49. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Sep 22, 2016 11:38 AM

    ^^ Terrence Crutcher’s arms were not raised. My mistake.

  50. nflfolly says: Sep 22, 2016 12:24 PM

    Boycott the NFL if you want to stop these crybaby players from misstating the facts. Last time i checked the NFL was over-represented by black players. How about equal opportunity for all races. I doubt you will see the calls by the players for this.

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