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Adrian Peterson: Drew Brees isn’t racist, but he should see things from our view

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on Drew Brees‘ national anthem stance. Even President Donald Trump has weighed in on Twitter. The controversy surrounding the Saints quarterback has become the biggest story in the NFL. So naturally, Washington running back Adrian Peterson was asked his opinion while helping families in need in Houston on Friday. [more]

Donald Trump: Drew Brees should not have apologized, we all should stand

President Trump weighed in today on the controversy surrounding Drew Brees, saying the Saints’ quarterback was right to criticize kneeling during the national anthem and wrong to apologize for his statement. Trump wrote on Twitter that Brees should stand by what he initially said, when he suggested that kneeling during the anthem is disrespecting the [more]

Malcolm Jenkins has been silent, for the most part

Since posting a pair of passionate, emotional videos on Wednesday reacting to Drew Brees‘ controversial comments reiterating his belief that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag,” Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins has posted nothing new on social media. Beyond former NBA star and current NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal explaining that Jenkins accepted Brees’ [more]

Report: More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

The NFL allowed coaching staffs to return to the workplace Friday with the approval of state and local authorities. The 49ers coaches weren’t allowed to go back to the team facility because a Santa Clara County mandate remains in place, and the Raiders are in the process of moving to Henderson, Nevada. But more than [more]

Charles Barkley calls reaction to Drew Brees’ comments “overkill”

As Saints quarterback Drew Brees has taken significant criticism this week for equating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespecting the country, not everyone thinks that criticism is fair. Charles Barkley has spoken out in defense of Brees, saying that while he disagreed with Brees’s statement, he also disagreed with the extent to which Brees [more]

Deion Jones: Drew Brees’ apology needs to turn to action

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has apologized (twice now), and has work to do to convince his teammates he’s sincere. Naturally, people who aren’t on his team aren’t as eager to offer him the benefit of the doubt, after his comments this week suggesting that kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful to the flag and [more]

Shaquille O’Neal was on Saints’ call during Drew Brees’ apology

The Saints aren’t saying much about what went on in their team meeting this morning, wanting to keep things in-house. A handful of players, including Alvin Kamara, Terron Armstead, Michael Thomas and Demario Davis, indicated they accepted their quarterback’s apology. Little else has been said about the meeting. But at least one non-Saints player was [more]

Drew Brees apologizes again

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has issued a second apology for his widely criticized comments likening kneeling during the national anthem to disrespecting America. Brees posted a video on Instagram looking into the camera, saying again that he’s sorry, and promising to work for change. “I know there’s not much I can say that would make [more]

Alvin Kamara: “Until you are black in America, you won’t truly understand what it is to be black in America”

Recent events have created an unprecedented level of awareness and sensitivity by white Americans to the issues confronting black Americans. On Thursday, Saints running back Alvin Kamara posted a long thread on Twitter that provides specific details about his own experiences. “I’m a 24 year old black man from Atlanta,” Kamara said. “Mother from Africa [more]

Alvin Kamara: I talked to Drew Brees, it’s time to be part of the solution

Saints running back Alvin Kamara says he wants to move forward after addressing the recent comments quarterback Drew Brees made equating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespect for America. Kamara posted on twitter a video of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham telling LeBron James to “Shut up and dribble” rather than express his political [more]

Terron Armstead waited to talk to Drew Brees before commenting

A number of Saints teammates didn’t wait for today’s team meeting to give Drew Brees a piece of their mind. But one of the guys responsible for protecting Brees said Thursday he’s hoping that Brees’ online apology Thursday morning will be proven sincere. “I could’ve easily got on social media and attacked [Brees] yesterday,” Saints [more]

Michael Thomas accepts Drew Brees’ apology, want to get “back to the movement”

Wide receiver Michael Thomas was one of several Saints players to share negative reactions to Drew Brees‘ comments on Wednesday and he’s joined teammate Demario Davis in responding to Brees’ apology on Thursday. Brees said his comments about respecting the American flag “were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing [more]

Drew Brees’ apology leaves one specific question unanswered

Wednesday’s on-camera comments from Saints quarterback Drew Brees sparked a loud and sustained reaction, prompting Brees to issue a written apology on Thursday. There is one important question that is unanswered by the apology, when comparing the apology to the original comments. “In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the [more]

Demario Davis calls Drew Brees apology “true leadership”

Saints quarterback Drew Brees heard negative reactions from his teammates on Wednesday, but a Thursday apology has been met with a warmer reception from one member of the team. On Wednesday, Brees said that he will never agree with someone disrespecting the United States flag in response to a question about a possible reprisal of [more]

Saints having (previously scheduled) virtual team meeting this morning

Drew Brees has made his public apology, and now has to start the long road back of rebuilding trust with his teammates. According to Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com, the Saints have a previously scheduled team meeting this morning. While a virtual meeting isn’t the same as the kind of honest talks Brees is going to [more]

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