Steve Kerr on NFL Anthem Policy: 'Idiotic' and 'Typical' of the NFL

Steve Kerr on NFL Anthem Policy: 'Idiotic' and 'Typical' of the NFL

The NAACP was also critical of the move, saying in a statement, "Instead of coming together to address an issue disproportionately plaguing the African-American, the National Football League owners have chosen to bury their heads and silence players".

Under the new policy, all players on the field will be required to stand during the anthem, with teams facing fines for players who don't.

New York Jets co-owner Christopher Johnson told Newsday on Wednesday that fines related to national anthem protests "will be borne by the organization, by me, not the players". "I think the people pushed it forward", Trump said. National Football League owners made a business decision. I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players.

But the league also gave teams the option of developing their own workplace rules, which many players interpreted as a backhanded way of subjecting them to fines - or worse - should they carry on with the protests.

"I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms, but still, I think it's good", Trump said on Fox and Friends this morning. In this great country of ours, there are so many people who are hurting and marginalized, which is why I am proud of our players for continuously working to influence positive change.

Marshall called the president's comments "disgusting".

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I love the First Amendment and I encourage these players to use their platforms to influence change, raise awareness or whatever it is they are trying to do. "We've got freedom of speech, right? We've just got to go through with it, I guess".

The GPG, which was co-founded by then-NFL communications chief Joe Lockhart, posed questions to pro football enthusiasts about the player protests, player safety, domestic violence, and specifically about Kaepernick's peaceful protests.

"I think our leadership in the National Basketball Association understands when the NFL players were kneeling, they were kneeling to protest police brutality, to protest racial inequality".

A new policy, which overwhelmingly targets black athletes, requires players either to remain in the locker room or stand and "show respect" during the national anthem. It's kind of what's wrong with our country right now. To me, the flag represents the ideas and the ideals that make us America. "Plain and simple." I respect the man because he's a human being, first and foremost. But for him to say that anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints or his constituent's viewpoints should be kicked out of the country is not very empathetic.

(3) the President, Vice President, an employee of the United StatesPostal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, or any other executive branch employee (as such term is defined under section 2105 of title 5, United States Code). But if there is an incident, all eyes will be on the players coming out of the tunnel - or on the players defying the new policy by taking a knee on the sideline.

"We'll review the whole situation internally", said Rooney. "We must continue to work together in creative and dynamic ways to make our communities stronger and better with equal opportunities for all". "People react to positions taken in the NFL and by people who are connected with the league, no doubt about it".

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