NFL Goes After Cowboys Owner After He Vows His Team Will Stand For Anthem


It’s hard to believe we are still talking about the NFL anthem protests but the NFL’s poor handling of the situation means the issue is still being debated.

All the NFL had to do was take a firm stance from the beginning and punish players who made political protests during the national anthem. Instead, they waffled and backed down.

There were some NFL owners who did the right thing. Jerry Jones is one of them. He recently came out and made it perfectly clear where he stood.

From Fox Business:

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Wednesday said the team’s players will be required to stand on the sidelines for the national anthem this season, days after the NFL said it would freeze a new policy on the polarizing issue amid ongoing negotiations with the players union.

“Our policy is you stand during the anthem, toe on the line,” Jones said Wednesday during a team press conference.

Apparently, the NFL isn’t happy with what Jones said.

They are now telling him to be quiet.

From Star Telegram:

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is now suddenly listening to the NFL.

Four days after seemingly defying the NFL and letting the world know about his team’s zero-tolerance policy regarding standing for the national anthem, Jones is now not talking about the issue because he has been told not to by the league.

Jones informed several local television stations who had booked him for interviews on their Sunday night show from training camp in Oxnard, Calif., that questions about the national anthem and his team’s policy were not permitted because the NFL had told him to stop speaking on the matter.

Silencing owners who think it’s wrong to kneel for the anthem.

What is the NFL doing?

This couldn’t be more simple. It’s not about free speech. It’s about whether or not an employer can tell employees what to do at work. The answer to that question is obviously yes. No one likes police brutality. There are plenty of ways to speak out against that. Disrespecting the flag and our veterans is not one of them. If players continue to kneel during the upcoming season the NFL has no one but itself to blame for decreased ratings.

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Andrew America
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Andrew America

I’m a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. I hate the fact that I will have to forgo watching the only team taking a stance because the lobotomized liberals who have infiltrated one of America’s greatest games. I am proud of what Jerry Jones has done but I won’t support the NFL and help their ratings one iota until they wake up and realize what they are doing is wrong for them,… Read more »

Kenneth Meier
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Kenneth Meier

Stand by Jerry Jones

james fuller
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james fuller

I have already sent one letter to Roger Goodell about this subject. If he is going to side with the players instead owners like Jerry Jones, me being a veteran I know a whole lot of other veterans that are ready to turn off the NFL again this year. And the vets that I know know a lot of other vets around the country. Hey Roger Goodell, you are looking… Read more »

Bill
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Bill

Never NFL! Boycott the NFL!

Doug Hibbs
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Doug Hibbs

OK so he isn’t talking because the NFL told him to shut up, but they will still stand or they will be gone.

stan
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stan

I stopped watching the NFL last year…..will continue to not watch a single game…..and guess what a bunch of my friends are doing the same thing. Good Luck NFL. I’m a 57 year old man. Losing Business.

helen roberts
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I STAND BY JONES, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I WILL NOT BE WATCHING NFL!! I WILL NOT HELP THEIR RATINGS UNTIL THEY TAKE THE POLITICS OUT OF THE GAMES!! THEIR LOSE NOT MINE!!