Richard Sherman wants to hear directly from owners, says Jerry Jones silence speaks volumes

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When the NFL released a statement through Commissioner Roger Goodell last Friday night, the league as an entity threw a message of support behind its players in the pursuit against systemic racism.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman wants to hear that message of support directly from individual owners themselves. Especially Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sherman said Jones’ ever-present voice in the NFL is conspicuously absent at the moment.

“It’s not pulling them like it is the rest of the country,” Sherman said of the owners. “Because if it was, then they’d speak. Jerry Jones, especially, has no problem speaking up any other time about anything else. But when it’s such a serious issue, and he could really make a huge impact on it with a few words, his silence speaks volumes.”

Jones is as visible an owner as any in the NFL. He is regularly available to the media after every game the Cowboys play. He has a weekly radio show appearance in Dallas and is never shy about sharing his views. He’s also one of the league’s most influential owners as well.

Jones’ voice is also of consequence as he steadfastly declared in 2017 that all Cowboys players will stand during the anthem and if any statement is viewed as disrespectful “we won’t play. Period.” Jones’ son, Stephen, also indicated that players that violated that edict would be summarily released.

So far, the Cowboys released a two-minute video last week about their social justice efforts that did not directly feature the Jones family.

Sherman did say that he believes there has been a shift in the way the subject is currently being discussed around the league.

“But I think this time society has moved forward to the point where they’re able to have a conversation and their family understands, ‘Hey, (black) people have had a tough go at it. They deal with inequities at all levels. And maybe it is time to start understanding that and seeing that even though it doesn’t affect us as much,'” Sherman said.

19 responses to “Richard Sherman wants to hear directly from owners, says Jerry Jones silence speaks volumes

  1. Here we go, the mouth that roared is finaly speaking . It was just a matter of time till he entered the arena.

  2. For a long time, I thought there was no one I would hate more than Jerry Jones. And I’m a lifelong Cowboys fan. Then along came Donald Trump. And he couldn’t even buy an NFL team, for crying out loud.

    Still, what Jerry Jones has done to America’s Team is comparable to what Donald Trump has done to America. Left it in ruin.

  3. Call their bluff, Jerry. Stand strong on your principles and see if those “oppressed” millionaires are willing to walk away from the paycheck to teach you a lesson. I highly doubt they will.

  4. I’m mostly neutral when it comes to social issues, but Sherman does raise a valid point when mentioning that Jerr Bear will comment on every topic except those that could hurt his bottom line.

  5. Right. Jones, someone I do not rely on to say many things with which I agree, should speak out immediately and at length. That way, our most righteous Sherman can evaluate what he says and give comfort to all NFL fans and other US citizens.

  6. Doesn’t he have the right to stay silent if he wants without criticism. Its not up to you Sherm!

  7. Richard is a blowhard. I am not going to defend Jerry but I don’t need to be lectured by A guy that does more talking than action. Talking isn’t enough, need action and Richard is not bout that action boss.

  8. Jerry has done more than Dick Sherman for the cause… He is letting his actions do the talking in this matter- as should we all.

  9. Jerry took a hard line stand against kneeling–saying kneelers won’t play. Now most of the players in the NFL are likely to take a knee. It would be interesting to hear from Jerry if his mind has changed on the issue.

  10. I guess they want everyone to make a statement so they can see who has capitulated and who still needs to submit.

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