Trump is wheels up: NFL criticism has ‘nothing’ to do with race

TRENTON — Air Force One was wheels up from New Jersey Sunday evening. But not before President Donald Trump gave an impromptu press conference on the tarmac at Morristown Municipal Airport. The press conference came after his comments about National Football League owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in…

Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Trump is wheels up: NFL criticism has ‘nothing’ to do with race”

  1. Tom Stokes said at 11:01 am on September 25th, 2017:

    UPDATE: from https://news.grabien.com/story-roger-goodell-ignoring-leagues-own-rule-book-letting-players

    “The NFL rule book specifically requires both teams appear on the field for the playing of the anthem, standing, remaining quiet, and holding their helmets in their left hands. Failure to do so can result in fines, suspensions, and the loss of draft picks.

    The rules are found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual:

    The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

    During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country.

    Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

    Yet the NFL commissioner, Mr. Goodell, notorious for his unusually massive compensation package — rumored to be north of $40 million/year, making his total compensation of $156 million higher than Tom Brady’s — is taking a decidedly less fastidious approach to the rules governing the national anthem at NFL games.”

    It is time for Roger Goodell to leave the NFL.

  2. Am sick to death said at 12:33 pm on September 25th, 2017:

    of this ever- growing movement to destroy any and every happy, good, or decent beloved thing about America: these clowns are supposed to be examples to our youth of what they want to emulate, and now this disrespect is moving down to our schools at all levels. This is simply not the place or time for these” protests”- these guys often come from nothing, to making those outrageous salaries: that is their JOB, and this type of behavior simply does NOT belong in their workplace, enabled, condoned and cajoled by those who make all the money: at all costs! I hope their ratings die, and think the president is right to stick up for the flag so many have DIED to defend, and who gave/give these ungrateful creeps the right to be obnoxious morons!! Enough!