Rishard Matthews tweets he’s done if NFL makes national anthem rule

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Titans receiver Rishard Matthews threatened to quit if the NFL makes it mandatory to stand for the national anthem. Owners are expected to discuss the issue next week.

Matthews answered a tweet that asked: “If NFL makes new rule on anthem will you still stay in locker room and face the fine/penalty?” He tweeted, “No I will be done playing football.”

Matthews since has deleted the tweet, but Paul Kuharsky of paulkuharsky.com posted a screen shot.

Since President Trump’s Sept. 23 criticism of NFL players’ national anthem protests, Matthews has vowed to continue kneeling until the President apologizes. In the three games since, the Titans collectively stayed in the locker room once, and Matthews stayed in the locker room until after the national anthem twice.

Matthews announced Sept. 28 he was donating $75,000 to a group of “organizations working in oppressed communities.” The receiver explained he didn’t want his protest seen as a “publicity stunt.”

88 responses to “Rishard Matthews tweets he’s done if NFL makes national anthem rule

  1. Yeah right! You lose all credibility Rishard when you make idiot statements like that. You will quit football and get a job that pays about 3% of what you are making right now?! Sure you will.

  2. It always gives me a chuckle when someone in the entertainment biz loses sight of how replaceable they are. Singers, actors and athletes, here’s a newsflash: there are literally thousands of people waiting in line for your job. So if you wish to walk away, be my guest.

  3. He’ll quit theNFL the same way all those actors/actresses stated that would leave the country if Trump was elected president.

  4. Yeah right! You lose all credibility Rishard when you make idiot statements like that.
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    I feel exactly the same way about the empty threats made by internet super patriots that claim to be done with the NFL yet keep watching and playing fantasy football.

    Finally we come together in seeing things eye to eye on an issue.

  5. “deleted the tweet” – I’ll bet he couldn’t delete that ridiculous statement, fast enough! His agent probably showed up at his house…

  6. A lot of you filth don’t even know he lost a brother who served with honor as a Marine in the U.S.M.C. and he is one of the people who softened my stance on the anthem protests.

    The league would get along fine without him, but the story would be worth having recorded in history.

  7. The game will sorely miss him. I’m trying to think if I’ve ever heard of this guy. lol.

    People say the protest is about injustice against minorities. Looks like they’re wrong.

  8. How much money have you donated to a worthy cause ? Or do you just take a knee and feel that’s enough ??????

  9. There were a lot of Hollywood doorknobs that said they were leaving the country if Trump was elected. Yet, not a single one did. Talk is big. Action is bigger.

  10. I take strong exception to being called filth, and their are a lot of good families with a black sheep in it. Too bad he couldn’t be more like his brother.

  11. logast says:
    October 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm
    There were a lot of Hollywood doorknobs that said they were leaving the country if Trump was elected. Yet, not a single one did. Talk is big. Action is bigger.

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    You undermine your own argument by referring to Hollywood elites as “Doorknobs”. This makes them sound more intelligent than they actually are.

  12. I think his point is that he will not work for a company, no matter who it is, if they are going to force him to go against what his freedom’s as an American allow him to do. If you really believe he shouldn’t be kneeling, but standing putting his hand on his heart and sing along with the national anthem, then you need to pass laws that make it illegal for him to do anything but that. I think that’s what most people are saying when they are saying the players need to stand and go along with the national anthem. Does that sound about right, this should maybe be a law?

  13. I don’t think the NFL should mandate players to stand, I don’t like how people have turned this all around on the players to make them out to be the bad guys while all they were doing was trying to bring attention to some real problems in this country…however, I would love nothing more than to see if he would actually follow through with his words. Giving up a job where he makes millions of dollars so he can go work somewhere for less than 10% of what he makes now because his employer put a rule in place, that’s almost as absurd as the time when all of the entertainment nut jobs said they were moving out of the US if Trump won…..and they are still here.

  14. Oh no!!!! Rishard Matthews might quit football!!! Whatever will the NFL do!!! How can the NFL possibly go an and… and….

    Uh, what were we talking about again?

  15. Good! Let him quit and tell him to take all the others who are disrespecting the Anthem and our flag with him!!

  16. Matthews is a fraud. He did not kneel when the point was about social injustice. He knelt when Trump hurt his feelings. That suggests his gripe Is over Trump’s words rather than about the cause that started this. His donation was to cover his misplaced priorities. Would have been genuine if the donation came before his decision to protest. Let him walk.

  17. The NFL doesnt need to make a rule, they dont need to force these guys to stand, they simply need to instruct the networks to go live at the stadiums 30 seconds before kickoff. The anthem will have already been played and nobody outside the stadium will have to be subjected to the “protest” and it will take away their platform.

  18. capitala23 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    I think his point is that he will not work for a company, no matter who it is, if they are going to force him to go against what his freedom’s as an American allow him to do. If you really believe he shouldn’t be kneeling, but standing putting his hand on his heart and sing along with the national anthem, then you need to pass laws that make it illegal for him to do anything but that. I think that’s what most people are saying when they are saying the players need to stand and go along with the national anthem. Does that sound about right, this should maybe be a law?
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    The NFL is a company, not the government. The NFL doesn’t write laws, you dingus. But they can put company rules in place that makes protesting on the clock against company rules. You’re not really this dense, are you?

  19. 8 million Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t salute the flag.
    20,000 Amish don’t stand for the national anthem.
    Some Quakers don’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
    One black man kneels respectfully and all hell breaks loose.
    Now you know why he’s kneeling.

  20. He might be able to live off of what he has made in the NFL for the rest of his life if he has not blown most of it. He got a signing bonus of $2.5 million last year, made an annual salary of $2.5 million last year and is in line for $5 million this year. If he quits after week 8, he would have made $7.5 million in the last 18 months. He might be able to go ahead and quit the game but, then again, he would give up the rest of that $2.5 million this year, plus $5 million next year in base salary. At minimum wage, at McDonalds, which is probably what he is qualified to do, it will only take him about 500 years to make that $7.5 million back. Make sure you take your vitamins Rishard!

  21. bearaholic1 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    How much money have you donated to a worthy cause ? Or do you just take a knee and feel that’s enough ??????
    ________

    Well, the story said he’s donated $75,000. The problem is that he seems to think sitting out the anthem is the most important thing he can do. How much money is he going to have to donate to worthy causes if he’s working at the car wash?

  22. keepcalmandskolon says:
    October 12, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Ah, forced Patriotism. Glad to be living in a free country….

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    Football is sports entertainment run by a for-profit business and players are represented to this business by their union. Collectively they make the rules and can make whatever rules they want because they are a private enterprise. The players are in a free country but they have to live by the rules of their employer. This isn’t a constitutional issue.

  23. He’s made $15 million in career earnings after this year and plays a brutal sport. He risks injuries every week. That $15 million puts him a great position to do whatever he wants. How can you be angry with him?

  24. keepcalmandskolon says:

    Ah, forced Patriotism. Glad to be living in a free country….
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    No, it’s respect. An employer can force you to be respectful in front of customers. Or in this country you’re free to quit.

  25. That’s funny! If I had a dollar for every one of these commenters threatening to leave over kneeling, and now he does it the same thing and it’s OUTRAGE – BYE BYE. You kids need to grow up.

  26. Aaaaaaannnnnnnd I suppose next you’ll be promising to leave the country….

    Reminds me of when little kids don’t get their way and say they are running away from home.

  27. Rishard is a journeyman WR – 4 years in Miami and on his second year in Tennessee.

    He hasn’t even averaged 400 yards per season in his first 5 years. Where else can he get paid millions of $$$’s for being mediocre at his job.

    I hope he has a good financial planner – he’s going to need money in the very near future – because the decision to stand if you want to be an NFL player is coming.

  28. it’s his right, I wouldn’t recommend though.

    Engaging your “opposition” is how you bring about change, not self segregating.

  29. The NFL is hardly just some company. They have an anti-trust exemption. They take millions from the DoD to put on their big, patriotic displays – that’s what has made the situation so ripe for the players to do their protests.

    And when a sitting president implies that their employment should be or will be tied to their displays of patriotism, that obviously complicates the issue.

    And it is lovely to see all the racists here trip over their Klan garments to make comments about how this player is just some uneducated turd who could only work at McDonalds if not in the NFL. Or Wal-Mart. Just to let you know, liberals don’t much shop at Wal-Mart or eat at McDonald’s. We do however respect all the fine men and women who work their butts off at such thankless jobs every day to support their families, no matter the color of their skin or their political affiliation.

  30. This is just evidence of people actually, taking leave of their senses while drinking the koolaid. Which should give reason to pause and THINK realistically before you jump your butt into a hot frying pan-where I promise you, the left will not save you and replace your salary. Im sure he stood for the anthem for years with no problem.

  31. By the way, does your boss make you act politely to rude clients or customers. Do they force you to act kind to all people whether you disagree with their lifestyle or anything else that goes against your beliefs? I mean, child please!! Im sure his momma had to give him a call on this one.

  32. Heck thousands of employees quit their jobs every days for less.
    And quitting is nothing new from Mr. Matthews. He reneged on U of Oregon after signing a letter of intent. But don’t worry Mr. Matthews, there are plenty of other WR’s on the street or PS that will gladly take your spot on the Titans 53 roster.

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