NFL, NFLPA “working on a resolution to the anthem issue”

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The NFL and its Players’ Association released a joint statement Thursday night, hours after word leaked that the Dolphins have included a “Proper Anthem Conduct” section in their nine-page player disciplinary document. The statement said the sides have had recent discussions and are working on a resolution.

“The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy. No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.

“The NFL and NFLPA reflect the great values of America, which are repeatedly demonstrated by the many players doing extraordinary work in communities across our country to promote equality, fairness and justice.

“Our shared focus will remain on finding a solution to the anthem issue through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation.”

The players’ union filed a grievance against the league over its anthem policy. In response to criticism of players kneeling on the field, the NFL changed its policy this offseason, requiring players either to stand for the national anthem or to stay in the locker room during the anthem.

118 responses to “NFL, NFLPA “working on a resolution to the anthem issue”

  1. what a farce. gonna be interesting to see how low the ratings get this year. i personally do not care if you kneel or not but when a football league is talking about the national anthem, it’s days are numbered. i, personally, have gone from watching any football game i can to occasionally watching my team play & that’s about it. i won’t go near thursday night, sunday night or monday night games…sunday 1-4 & then im out.

  2. Here’s a resolution to consider:

    Tell Trump to stay in his lane.

    Anyone who cozies up to Putin & Kim while trashing our nation’s intelligence agencies has no room to complain here.

  3. For a league that took 2 years to resolve a case about a football losing a couple pounds of air pressure on a cold day, the amount of time spent on this feels about right.

  4. Reinforce to the players that they have every right to squat instead of stand like a man on their off time. The moment they enter the stadium they are employees and are not permitted to protest. Then stop playing the National Anthem and instead allow the fans to throw vegetables at the players. All vegetables used will then be donated to the nearest homeless shelter.

    There is no room for compromise here.

    Stand and act like a man.

    Hide in the locker room and squat and protest.

  5. The pendulum swings both ways. That is the big problem for the league. If one player is suspended for their stance on the anthem, I’m done watching. I will not tolerate forced patriotism. That said, I am so not excited for this season for the simple reason of the crappy product they put on the field last year, regardless of the anthem issue.

  6. Still waiting to hear a reasonable explanation as to why a sporting event is different from, say, a concert or a comedy show. These are all leisure events attended by thousands of people paying to watch uncommonly talented performers with the sole purpose of entertainment. Why is the national anthem played at one of these events, but not the others? Why such inconsistency? Professional sports don’t have any more or less to do with patriotism/nationalism than the others, so why are we subjected to the anthem ONLY as sports fans, and why are athletes the only performers expected to go through this ritual before they perform? And no one is angry at musicians or comedians for not doing it. It’s just a misplaced tradition. Just take all that out, not out of disrespect, but just on the strength of it being out of place and unnecessary. The Pats can play Ozzy, the Eagles can play Meek Mill, everyone runs out and gets all jacked up, you flip the coin, kickoff, yadda yadda, final whistle, everyone gets up and goes home. Problem solved.

  7. Let every team in the locker room and have a military parade during the anthem with a flyby. I think that would make you american people happy.

    Do you know where I live they dont even show the anthem on TV because people just dont care?

  8. Oh great…. soon I’ll be able sleep again…. hurry I’m sooooo tired, haven’t been able to cope with all this drama…..I thought the world might just come to an end of these two sides didn’t find a resolution soon!!!! Oh the insanity I tell you….. sheer insanity I’m sure the world will be a better place once this is resolved…. woe is me!!!

  9. I have moderate experience in law & I’m totally surprised that the CBA / NFLPA won’t use the obvious leverage at their disposal

    How can you put a new law or mandatory observation in place without both/all sides agreeing when there was clear evidence that nothing was in place when all agreements were established

    If this year’s the first time an Anthem directive is being enforced both the players & League must have mutual agreement

    We simply cant change rules suddenly knowing that had a person known beforehand they would have opted out of contracts & such

    It’s like you accepting ‘s job but 1-1/2 yrs in your boss changes critical elements that violate your core values & expect you to accept it & every other change(s) you decide

    The NFL never trumps the US Constitution
    Nothing does & so what’s all the prestige & integrity of the flag for anyway if we violate the very structure it represents???

    SMH 🙄😑🤐

  10. I hope they get this squared away. The players should have the choice and it should not reflect poorly on the team or the league.

    Then Kaepernick can come back! Come on back Kaepernick!

  11. The resolution is to just ignore players who kneel. They want to be punished by the league and admonished by the president because they love the attention. It’s not about “the cause”, even Kaepernick made it all about himself and his martyrdom instead of police brutality and black oppression.

    Stop giving them attention and nobody will kneel because none of them believe in any causes, they only care about the attention.

  12. That’s the way it should be, not caving in to the traitor-in-chief, but being fair to people who have views that affect millions of people’s lives. There is an inherent right to free speech, which our troops fought for.

  13. Wow … this has to be some sort of joke. Players being paid millions of dollars and think they can call all the shots. As fans who pay their salary … its time who show them who’s the boss.

  14. I thought you already did! Stay in the locker room if you don’t want to stand or better yet leave the country and see how you fare elsewhere!!

  15. Are you here to protest or play football? I am about sick of this. I find it funny that the BROTHERS of players protesting are the ones in virtually every single arrest/burglary/drug/assault story here on PFT. All you have to do is read the last years archives, and so far this year

  16. Leave it up to the NFL to have this issue linger STILL A YEAR LATER. Stand or stay in the tunnel. Pretty simple.

  17. The rule should be “Stand for the Anthem”. If you are unable to stand for our National Anthem then you will remain in the locker room until the performance is complete. Any demonstration during the Anthem (including kneeling) will result in a one game suspension without pay. A second offense will result in a 3 game suspension. A 3rd offense will result in a suspension of the next 16 games plus playoffs.

  18. The resolution is ignore that traitor hypocrite trump and let the players exercise their rights. Right wingers will still watch. They’re all hot air. The league made 5% more last year.

  19. They are doing this completely wrong on just about every level. They better have a solution before the anthem is played before the first preseason game. How stupid are these guys? Really, I don’t care which side you are on, that’s immaterial, their handling of this has been horrible. They need a mutually agreed upon policy immediately. They had a whole offseason to solve this.. FAIL!

  20. Figure it out people. The Orangatang in the WH made this an issue to cover Russian collusion. It has nothing to do with Patriotism.

  21. Really two years later no resolution. As it is about those men and women in uniform and I have two nephews in the Air Force, a father who served in the USAF, and a late maternal grandfather who was in the Army in the Philippines in WWII in the Greatest Generation.
    These players could learn a thing or two about these brave service people who do it for the love of country and protecting us.
    Wished Goodell would had suspending them and keep on suspending them until they finally stopped kneeling or being in the locker room.

  22. You don’t watch NFL for the Anthem so if you don’t like the kneeling just ignore it like you do Racism and Police Brutality.

  23. How about this: make a pre-anthem moment of silence for those affected by police brutality or other social justice issues? That way, they aren’t crapping on the vets and military and get their own time.

  24. Well, we know the NFL Employees have a lot of disdain for our country. Proud Americans have made their statement, and maybe this will help others #walkaway as well.

  25. Remember before Football was overly political? Yes, I’m talking about before the NFL started accepting heaps of cash from the Army to be so weirdly, outwardly pro military and all this started

  26. There is no resolution to this. They will either kneel or they won’t. What a mess they have made of this, couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of people!

  27. Dear God these idiots on both sides just can’t let this crap stop. The lack of leadership by the union and the league is astonishing!!

    They just tees up another tweet from you know who…

  28. Which is more offensive, NFL players taking a knee? Or Trump taking a stand—with Putin—against his own intelligence folk and the American citizens?

    I don’t EVER want to hear another gripe about the players and the cause they represent after Trump kissed Putin’s ass on worldwide TV!

  29. Hopefully the NFLPA comes to the table with assurances that these entitled kids will stand and show respect.
    Let’s come together and find a forum that we can all support.

  30. If there are protests again this season I am done.

    Inform these employees that their jobs and paychecks are on the line if they don’t want to follow the rules.

    If they still resist ban them from the league for life.

    That is how you break the back of a “revolution”.

  31. If you don’t respect th National Anthem then leave the country immediately. You freeloading Welfare Loser. Your life is worthless.

  32. Who even cares anymore except the media. I can’t stand what’s happened to our country in the last 20 or so years. I have to tell you, the politicians and the media have both completely fallen off the track. I still firmly believe most Americans are not nearly as far left or right as Washington is now. 52 year old white guy here. Generally conservative. I guess that would make me a Nazi according to the standards today. I love people of all colors and nationalities. Don’t care at all who my neighbors are as long as they are good people. I don’t care if they are gay, straight or anything else, as long as they are good people. Good people, people who do their best to raise their children properly. Good people, people who respect others property, privacy and well being. That’s all I want. I hope that’s all most of us want. I also want my football back. Free of all of this. I have no problem with players being activists. Go for it, you should. Your celebrity status is a great platform to do lots of good from. I wish I had that ability. But please leave it at the door when you go to work. I have free speech rights. But work is not the time or place for it. How about just a nice shot of the flag while the anthem is playing.

  33. Respect is a two-way street. If you want us to respect you, the players, and “care” about your issues you are trying to bring awareness to, then respect the wishes of 50% of your fan base and stand for the National Anthem.

    There are better ways to bring awareness to a cause, ticking off fans isn’t going to do any of that. Just like when people riots in the streets after someone gets shot by a police officer. It’s not going to do any good.

  34. If the nfl caves on this and keeps allowing this to happen I will be done. And I am a die hard bucs and nfl fan. But I have had enough. I don’t want to see a bunch of millionaires kneeling for causes they don’t even really know. Always just a vague injustice answer. You make more money in 17 weeks them most in a lifetime will make. So actually use your money together and do a commercial during nfl games. We are all watching during the commercials even more so then before the game when we are finishing cooking or taking one last pee break or finishing our last honey do before kickoff. And in that commercial speak on the concerns and what you pal. To do to fix the problem. You can only kneel for so long to bring attention to a cause with out ever staying a solution to your cause. We all get it most nfl players feel their is a social injustice epidemic in America we are aware. So what is the next step. Protest are to get everyone to listen to your cause. We are all now listening. So now would be a good time to state your goals and solutions. But that will never happen because you just want to feel like you are making a difference without putting any thought into it except for. See me I am football player see football player kneel social injustice cured because me football player kneeled. So an idea from me is all players that still want to kneel since this is so important to you put up half your 1 game salary along with the others and buy a tv add. And actually detail your well articulated thoughts on how to fix the problem. Then people will have a cause to support instead of just simply kneeling. So I noticed the players kneeling for social injustice where do I donate my money to help correct this issue. Oh you or the other millions of people have no clue because it is lrettt much a silent protest. Well I guess I will donate to a charity that actually has a message. But thanks for kneeling you almost got me to donate to a cause I don’t really even know has a actual donation website. And for all the people that say they do have a charity wouldn’t it be better to hold a sign that says said charity during anthem than to kneel. Because I’m not googling a kneeling player to see what charities he has. I mean really use your platform to get your word out not to do a decisive act that accomplished nothing

  35. At least I know not to join my fantasy leagues this year. Last year I quit watching after a few weeks into the season. I was already in a few leagues so I played using internet websites only.

  36. The only solution is to respect the players’ protests and work to change the racism they are protesting against.

  37. Cue the comments from cranky guys who think their vision of ‘Merica is the one true righteous belief.

    50 years ago in Mexico City, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fist on the medal stand while our anthem played. That was an inspired moment of Patriotism. NFL players upset about unequal treatment under the law of non-whites are just as righteous, inspired, and patriotic. And the same cranks are still upset that they’re being asked to change their way of thinking.

  38. NFL front office is a joke. Players do what they want, favoritism towards a particular coach who cheats yearly, and rule changes which make zero sense.

  39. It’s amazing how much these Fortune 500 owners are afraid of Donald Trump,just like the GOP politicians across the land. Our President,(scary), has agendas from his USFL days, and his failed attempt to acquire the Buffalo Bills. Rich boys show some sack, be damn Trump, and, tall order, don’t be afraid of his plastic threats.

  40. It’s kind of like the resolution a certain President of Great Substance between two slices of stale white bread that stated…and I quote:
    “I’ts OK….just rebrand it what you want. trumpcare is fine, you can take credit for it.”

    So eloquent, classy and Presidential.

  41. Finally nice to see the two sides at least discussing this in a way that is rational. Maybe they can come to a sensible agreement. It does not always have to one way or the other.

  42. This should satisfy jingoistic zealots all across the land.

    Haha, just kidding! There is no satisfying the deeply deluded.

  43. The first smart decision the owners/players have made regarding the anthem issue. You’d think these geniuses would have set aside their massive egos much sooner to figure this out. Amazing it has taken this long. The players AND owners have made complete fools of themselves. No other league has an issue, just the NFL. Now the only way these clowns could blow it is if they don’t get this figured out before this first game is played.

  44. These SOB’s still don’t get it.

    Keep protesting and viewership will keep decreasing, meaning a lower CBA and less money for them.

  45. Honestly the league has totally misread the situation. They thought by siding with Trump they would make it all go away. The problem is that Trump doesn’t really care what they do. This is an easy issue for him to fire up his base. He will make some off the wall, probably false and/or contradictory statement and the god and country crowd will eat it up regardless of the facts.

    I don’t blame this on Goodell, I blame it on the owners who wanted it all to just go away. Look at the Miami Dolphins proposed policy, so dumb.

    If the NFL had done nothing except say that the players were not violating league rules, there would be less news.

  46. Wild thought…

    If the goal really is to remove politics from the game (from all sides), what about mandating that all teams stay IN the locker room until the anthem is complete. Stand, kneel, sit, lie down…then play football.

  47. If this is a problem in July, imagine how much worse it will get when the season is underway. I just want to watch football. This is all so annoying…

  48. More than ever people (fans) are getting fed up with the Anthem issue. Anything that allows visible protests will not be well received. Players that want to make political statements that offend at least 50% of the fan base can be easily replaced–the NFL drafts 210 new players every year. Fans are much harder to replace.

  49. If this disrespect for our National Emblems continues,as aDAV Life Member and past Adjutant, American Legion member and Veteran Employment Rep. [ Ret.], I will contact our local chapters and propose a resolution that all NFL activities that were heretofore adopted by the Local chapters be cancelled immediately. This will include all NFL game broadcasts at local chapters, raffles for stadium game attendance and all vending of NFL products such as jerseys, cups etc.This disrespect is a national affront to the many Veterans and Active service members who are now giving and have in the past, sacrificed life and limb in the service of our country. There is no excuse for trampling down our National Emblems in the name of protesting any cause.Protesting is a right that we all agree is important and many of us fought for BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF DISRESPECTING OUR FLAG OR ANTHEM !
    Dana Brinkmeier
    …Disabled Vietnam Era Veteran-Combat Corpsman / Operating Room Tech…DAV Life Member, past Adjutant , American Legion Comitees and Veteran Employment Rep. [ Ret.]..28 years Gov. Service State and Federal Service

  50. At this point they need to just say, “We’ve made our decision. If you don’t like it bring up complaints during the next collective bargaining.” I don’t like the new rule. Like many who value our constitutional right to protest and our civic obligation to do so, I canceled my Sunday Ticket over it. But at least it seemed to be a firm decision. Then, suddenly it’s being renegotiated. It won’t be over until the NFL makes a decision they’re willing to stick to.

  51. Yes lets worry about a few players kneeling during the anthem while Putin’s Poodle commits treason and betrays the country on the world stage.

    SMH

  52. The only ones “fed up” with the anthem issue are the same ones who are just hunky doory with our president taking Russia’s side over our own intelligence agencies.

    This country needs to split in half already. These red hat wearing imbeciles are hopeless.

  53. The same people who lose their minds if an NFL player takes a knee in protest are perfectly fine when their President kneels before Putin. How’s that work?

  54. 53 x 32 = 1696 players (1472 on game day)

    How many players have actually taken a knee? Is it fair for people painting all NFL players with the same brush?

    I also cancelled my Sunday Ticket but it has nothing to do with the few players that took a knee. I made a financial decision that was independent of anything related to football. I decided that Direct TV was not worth the total sum of my annual payments. Don’t lump me into the same group. A couple of people have a beef, I get their beef. I can easily tolerate their beef. Especially since they don’t show the anthem unless it’s 9/11 or the playoffs. What are we talking about here about 1.5% or 2% of the NFL? Seems extreme and petty to have a beef with that. A certain % of the counter protesters are going to be racist. (Any cause against a minority is a worthy cause for them) But I’m not going to paint all counter protesters as racist. I’d like to think that the racists are a small %.

    These two small %’s shouldn’t be sucking all the air out of the room.

  55. Hey I don’t want the President, our employee, to kneel in front of Putin.

    Can we fire him too?

  56. I’m really looking forward to Nascar and Golf this fall. Always good to watch Athletes that have respect and class.

  57. I ‘WAS’ going to give the NFL another chance this year, but not now. I’m done with the NFL and football fantasy leagues. It’s 100% Nascar and golf now on Sundays.

  58. suncawy says:
    July 19, 2018 at 11:24 pm
    Expect more tweets from the orangutan in Chief.

    ——————
    And expect his opponents to dance like trained monkeys to those tweets. They do have a right to tune them out and ignore them for the useless and stupid noise that they are. But his opponents are too weak and insecure to just stand back. As much as they like to say this about Trump, its true of them too.

  59. minesmuchbiggerthanyours says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm
    That’s the way it should be, not caving in to the traitor-in-chief, but being fair to people who have views that affect millions of people’s lives. There is an inherent right to free speech, which our troops fought for.

    ———————

    The TDS is strong in this one.

  60. This conversation, behind closed doors by the way, is going to center around money. No matter how anyone wants to spin it, there is less money coming in the door because of this. Its certainly not the only reason or even the biggest, but still its one of them. This is not acceptable to the league and owners, thats entirely why the league threw down what they did a couple months ago. So I think the league is going to put it to the union on this issue. If the union really wants the players to be abke to do something that costs money the league is going to talk about whos pockets that money comes out of.

    The media contracts are still not up but already the media has complained to the league that they are not getting as much as they could because of ratings drops. I want to stress again that these ratings drops are not soley due to the protests, in fact not even the biggest readon which is the inconsistency in management and officiating bu the keague. But its still a factor. So it ties into money in the end. This will be a big problem for the league when the next negotiations come around and they are already looking ahead at their next round of negotiations. (For the CBA and media contracts both)

  61. I have an idea for a resolution. How about we remember that this is the United States of America where we revel in the idea of allowing our citizens more freedom than any other country in the world. Let the tiny percentage of players who wish to draw attention to issues that matter to them by kneeling during the anthem do so. Let the owners express their feelings. Let the fans express theirs. Let the press question the player who kneeled, and let the player tell them why. Let the public respond however they wish. Let the offended take offense and stop watching if they so choose. Let the unoffended shrug it off, and let those who admire protest applaud.

    Just. Let. Everyone. Do. What. They. Want. No laws are being broken, no one is getting anything hurt but their feelings. Let it go.

  62. My boycott trigger is getting lighter and lighter in the pull. So done with this league; what a bunch of amateurs.

    Seriously though, these protests are simply self-serving, pat-yourself-on-the-back nonsense. Let me get this straight: you kneel, teams lose money, and you change nothing. NOTHING. Got it.

  63. I am not opposed to protesting to bring attention to important issues. However, I don’t think this particular one is serving the intended purpose anymore. Better to unite everyone and stand for the anthem and find a better way to bring attention to the issues of racial equality. Instead of helping it’s dividing.

  64. This issue will resurface to the top just in time for the mid term elections. When the GOP retains the senate and there is no blue wave no subjective thumbs up or thumbs down will matter as facts don’t care about your feelings.

  65. I can’t help but wonder if the people who support the protests would support people protesting against public money going to Planned Parenthood.

  66. Honestly there is a way the league could handle this without telling the players to do anything. Just take away their TV cameras. Lets face it, most people (this includes they guys screaming how offended they are and threatening boycott) are not watching anyhow, they are making a sandwich or whatever they need to do before the game starts. And a lot of times the networks are running commercials. So tell the networks to run commercials (make a few extra bucks, they wont argue) or if televising then keep the camera on the flag bearers. Tell them to not show any kneeling or otherwise protesting players. (Similar to how they make a point to not show fans running onto the field, that was to deny the camera time the fan was looking for) Since the networks are one of the biggest complainers to the league they will certainly play ball on such a request. That makes it so that if a player really wants his protest to be seen he needs to find some other time and place, likely that will be on his own time but if he is sincere that should not be a problem.

  67. harrisonhits2 says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:42 am
    “The TDS is strong in this one.”

    And Trump Sheep Fascism Syndrome is strong in you

    ———————-
    Sheep are fascists? Who knew?

  68. Scalesofjustice says:
    July 20, 2018 at 9:20 am
    I’m really looking forward to Nascar and Golf this fall. Always good to watch Athletes that have respect and class.

    ————–

    Not that you meant this to be racially charged, but Nascar has less than 1 percent African-American drivers and 6 percent African-American fan base. PGA has 3 percent African-American players and 6 percent African-American fanbase.

    The NFL has 70 percent African-American players and a 17 percent African-American fan base.

    Respectfully Nascar drivers and PGA golfers have no reason to protest racial inequality.

    It’s a completely different situation.

  69. Play the National Anthem(s) only when it is appropriate: during the games played by the National teams – teams that represent their Countries. Not the Dinkytown vs Smallville.

  70. doctordcf says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I can’t help but wonder if the people who support the protests would support people protesting against public money going to Planned Parenthood.

    ———–

    I don’t see why they wouldn’t. Everyone has a right to protest. They wouldn’t necessarily agree with the cause, but they should accept their right to protest.

  71. Fact. If the white players were kneeling to protest mueller’s “witch hunt” all you snowflake trumpkins would suddenly be first amendment fanatics.

  72. FoozieGrooler says:
    July 20, 2018 at 9:14 am
    The same people who lose their minds if an NFL player takes a knee in protest are perfectly fine when their President kneels before Putin. How’s that work?

    ———————-
    Who the heck was fine with how Trump was with Putin? I havent heard that anywhere. Heck, even his strongest supporters were up in arms about that one. Its the first time in a long time I have seen an undivided America. In that one respect I kind of liked it.

    And geez, Trump himself even backed down and afmitted to a mistake. Never saw that before, never thought I would. He has many more to own up to which just made that one stand out that much more.

  73. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 20, 2018 at 7:58 am
    The death of the greatest league in the world continues.

    ————-

    The most popular sport on earth and the most successful league and revenues went up 5 percent this year despite lower ratings. If it’s dying, It’s sure not showing many signs of it financially.

  74. justintuckrule says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:49 am
    Fact. If the white players were kneeling to protest mueller’s “witch hunt” all you snowflake trumpkins would suddenly be first amendment fanatics.

    ————

    That isn’t a fact.

  75. justintuckrule says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:49 am
    Fact. If the white players were kneeling to protest mueller’s “witch hunt” all you snowflake trumpkins would suddenly be first amendment fanatics.

    ———————-
    If a player wore a Trump hat on the field these folks would flip out. Suddenly those workplace rules would be the most important thing in the world. In fact, I remember a player so much as being seen having one in their locker triggering a world of outrage.

  76. .
    Freedom.
    enough with the fake patriotism.
    I patriot does not kiss putins ring while snubbing our friends

  77. This issue has nothing to do with the social issues that the players claim to be supporting.

    What they are really protesting is their employers’ right to make workplace rules.

    I have no sympathy for that position.

  78. bleedingfacemask says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Here’s a resolution to consider:

    Tell Trump to stay in his lane.

    Anyone who cozies up to Putin & Kim while trashing our nation’s intelligence agencies has no room to complain here.

    ——————————–

    You mean MI6 and CIA, the Anglo American Saudi Empire AKA The British Empire?

    Do you still believe Saddam has WMD’S?
    Or how about that they don’t spy on Americans?
    Or the fact they’ve been infiltrating news organizations to push their bs for many decades?
    Or that they lied in front of congress and world all the time?

    Do you understand HOW MUCH our CIA lies to us? If it comes out of their mouth, it’s a lie.

    John Brennan voted for a communist candidate in 1976. Mueller has railroaded more people than Harriet Tubman.

    People need to wake up and smell the coffee.

    Meeting with foreign leaders is a GOOD thing, unless you are actively cheering on Nuclear war. Only unhinged people with no brain are against it, thus the CIA/MI6, the media, and the delusional people who believe the morons.

    So yes, given the fact the players are also looking at things from a skewed perspective, aka not reality, and are a willing pawn by those who are exactly against what they truly want, even if they don’t know it, an anthem rule is definitely needed now that the players have poisoned the well.

  79. “Fact. If the white players were kneeling to protest mueller’s “witch hunt” all you snowflake trumpkins would suddenly be first amendment fanatics.”

    Facts. Member after member of Trump’s campaign staff has been found to have hidden meetings, hidden business dealings and other contacts with Russia in violation of campaign law. They have lied, concealed and done everything possible to cry to the world that this is some “witch hunt” when it fact a lot of them will be going to jail for documented crimes.

    You’d have to be brainwashed to not realize that there have been numerous dirty dealings between Trump and Russia, as evidenced by his blatant treason with Putin the other day, humiliating our country on the world stage.

    If a democratic president had had even 1/4 of these shady contacts and dealings with Russia he would already have been impeached. Trump will be remembered in history as the worst and most corrupt president that US has ever had. The damage he and his cronies are doing may well never be repaired and the country will be left an empty, polluted husk while he and his cronies laugh all the way to the bank if he is not soon stopped.

  80. jmc8888 says:
    July 20, 2018 at 11:11 am

    You mean MI6 and CIA, the Anglo American Saudi Empire AKA The British Empire?
    ————
    Nope. I very specifically said “our nation”. All but one agency you listed are foreign.

    Reading comprehensions: How do they work?

  81. bullcharger says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:45 am
    Scalesofjustice says:
    July 20, 2018 at 9:20 am
    I’m really looking forward to Nascar and Golf this fall. Always good to watch Athletes that have respect and class.

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    Not that you meant this to be racially charged, but Nascar has less than 1 percent African-American drivers and 6 percent African-American fan base. PGA has 3 percent African-American players and 6 percent African-American fanbase.

    The NFL has 70 percent African-American players and a 17 percent African-American fan base.

    Respectfully Nascar drivers and PGA golfers have no reason to protest racial inequality.

    It’s a completely different situation.

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    I don’t keep track of skin color when I watch sports.
    If you want to add politics to the equation I’m out. No more or less than that. There are plenty of things I don’t like about America today. You vote to change those things not publicly spit on the flag. Sports is an escape from that but the NFL Players have decided their political agenda is more important.

  82. If players wanted justice for african Americans they should be protesting the 93% of all black murders which are committed by other black people. If they did do that why do it at work and what does that even have to do with the anthem?

  83. Ready? It’s this simple: It’s time to eliminate the playing of the Anthem. It has absolutely nothing to do with the game that’s about to played on the field. End the Anthem playing, end the controversy. Boom! Done.

  84. I’m on your side bro. I know it’s not a “witch hunt.” I was trying to speak deplorable.

  85. doctordcf says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I can’t help but wonder if the people who support the protests would support people protesting against public money going to Planned Parenthood.

    We all know the answer to that.

    It’s the same number of liberals that scream “free speech” whenever a conservative is unfairly silenced for his/her views: zero.

    That’s also the number of liberals that sided against PP when those tapes came out 3 yrs ago. None of them would’ve supported the protest had it been for that or another conservative cause. That’s why I scoff when they scream “free speech” regarding the Anthem protests. They only support liberal free speech.

  86. I have a simple solution to this Kneeling Controversy: Each player should be fined $100K per kneeling incident. The money should be donated to the college funds of fallen American Soldiers.

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