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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]

Drew Brees: It breaks my heart to know the pain I caused

Saints quarterback Drew Brees responded to a question about players kneeling to protest racial inequality and police brutality by saying that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country” and that response brought a slew of strong rebukes from inside and outside the football world. [more]

New Orleans native Wendell Pierce takes issue with Drew Brees

Wendell Piece, a New Orleans native and accomplished actor both on screen and on stage, joined the cacophony of voices pushing back hard against Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Wednesday night. Following Brees’ comments asserting he will never agree with anybody “disrespecting the flag” due to his grandfathers’ military service, Pierce directed a message to [more]

Ed Reed has strong words for Drew Brees

Add Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed to the list of people who object to the sentiments of Saints quarterback Drew Brees regarding anthem protests. “I see Drew Brees trying to do his part in keeping black folk down,” Reed said in a video posted on social media. “You’re a straight sucker for that sh-t, [more]

Anti-Drew Brees chant breaks out briefly among group of New Orleans protesters

Twenty-four hours ago, the last person anyone in New Orleans ever would have had an issue with is future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. What a difference a single day can make. After Brees reiterated his stance on protests during the national anthem, explaining that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of [more]

Joe Horn: People like LeBron James criticizing Drew Brees don’t know him

As Saints quarterback Drew Brees takes criticism for conflating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespecting the flag and the country, one former teammate is standing up for him. Former Saints receiver Joe Horn told Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com that people like LeBron James, who bashed Brees’ comments, should get to know Brees first. “People [more]

Marcus Davenport defends Drew Brees

Wednesday’s comments from Saints quarterback Drew Brees did not go over well with many figures in the sports world, including teammate Malcolm Jenkins. Another teammate, defensive end Marcus Davenport, has taken to Twitter to defend Brees. “Drew wasn’t talking about the current protest, the riots or really anything besides HIS feelings on kneeling during the [more]

Malcolm Jenkins issues strong rebuke of teammate Drew Brees

In the aftermath of Saints quarterback Drew Brees reiterating his position that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, who re-signed with the team earlier this year after spending six seasons with the Eagles, posted a pair of videos responding [more]

LeBron James takes issue with Drew Brees

The toothpaste isn’t going back in the tube. LeBron James, one of the best and most prominent basketball players in NBA history, has taken to Twitter to respond to Drew Brees‘ reiteration of his position from 2016 that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our [more]

Emmanuel Sanders: George Floyd “could have easily been me”

Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders said he was so angry that he was brought to tears after seeing video of the senseless death of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer. “Seeing that video, what upset me was obviously that he was African-American, but I know that could have easily been me,” Sanders said on [more]

Malcolm Jenkins writes an essay explaining why he is marching

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins wrote an essay for the Philadelphia Inquirer explaining why he is in the streets, taking part in the nationwide protests following George Floyd’s death. Jenkins explains that even though he lives comfortably, owns a business, is famous and has privilege that he’s “still afraid.” “I’m afraid because I am very aware [more]

Backlash from Michael Thomas, among others, forces Drew Brees to clarify comments

Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who possibly has political aspirations, may be rethinking his future career choices after jumping onto a third rail with both feet on Wednesday. Brees, at a critical moment in American history that has caused many to reconsider the message arising from the anthem protests launched by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, has [more]

Drew Brees still doesn’t agree with kneeling during national anthem

When Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality, many took issue with his protests by approaching it from their own contexts. And while Kaepernick made it clear his issue wasn’t with the military — in fact, he switched from sitting to kneeling immediately after talking [more]

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