Monday, August 13, 2018

NFL Muzzles Jerry Jones After His Pro-Anthem Comments

Nobody will ever confuse the NFL with some sort of moral bastion filled with nothing but upstanding citizenry.

Sure, there are some genuinely good people, such as David Johnson and Drew Brees. But there are also people like Michael Bennett, who blatantly spread lies about the Las Vegas police and stands accused of assaulting an elderly person; and Jameis Winston, who may very well be the worst person in the NFL.

That being said, the NFL has never sought to quiet the league’s most outspoken players. Whether it’s players like Malcolm Jenkins speaking out for criminal justice reform or Benjamin Watson speaking out on his strong pro-life beliefs, the league has generally let its players say whatever they want, whenever they want.

The refusal to quiet NFL players has been one of the primary contributors to the league’s ongoing public relation woes with fans, and even with President Donald Trump.

When Colin Kaepernick first began kneeling for the national anthem, wearing socks depicting cops as pigs and accusing America of being a racist cesspool, the league could and should have nipped the issue in the bud.

Alas, it didn’t. Now the league has had to deal with a viewership decline that doesn’t show any signs of slowing.



Anonymous said...

The Constitution gives everyone the right to protest peacefully. I respect that and once served to defend that right along with all the other rights outlined in the Constitution. I, too, protest in my own way by NOT watching NFL games.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander, as the saying goes.


Anonymous said...

The Bill of Rights means that the government cannot impinge on people's rights to express themselves.
Private corporations, however, are not so limited.

Anonymous said...

Athletes and Hollywood elite don't seem to understand that offending your customers is always a bad idea.