About that Jerry Jones-Donald Trump phone call …

Aubrey Yates
October 1, 2017

Abdul-Jabbar, who also wrote a column for Hollywood Insider saying that he was proud of how athletes stood up against "the racist, anti-veteran and anti-American statements by President Donald Trump", pointed out what Colin Kaepernick was trying to raise awareness for something people don't want to talk about. "The NFL players aren't clarifying why they are doing this", Samra said, "I'm fully supportive of them, but they need to make the message clearer". He also shared whether or not the 49ers would follow the rest of the National Football League and do something as a team on Sunday when they face the Arizona Cardinals, which will be their first game since the comments made by President Trump.

But the Cowboys template is being copied by other teams across the league, as Jones predicted. His tactic: bastardizing the intent of the protest by suggesting it's not about racism but rather about disrespecting not only the USA flag, but also the military and the nation in general.

He also suggests they show it by giving Colin Kaepernick a job. I think the same way most people were. Trust me, I don't always see eye to eye with their views or their opinions, but you come together towards a common goal and you learn to respect and love them as your brother.

This weekend, what was initially just a drop in the bucket became a deluge when many NFL teams and other professional athletes knelt or locked arms during the national anthem as a form of protest. President Trump called the peaceful protest disrespectful.

The president's son said that his father's dispute with NFL players and owners over protests during the national anthem is an example of Trump "fighting" for the United States.

Trump has spent days attacking players who kneel during the anthem. You get to experience people from all different parts of the country, intercity, country, maybe grew up rich, maybe grew up dirt poor.

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Trump said he began criticizing the players because he has "so many friends that are owners".

A 1943 Supreme Court decision makes it unlawful for any school to require students to stand during the anthem.

Marshall ended his protests a year ago after Denver police agreed to change their use-of-force policy.

"White people make up roughly 62 percent of the USA population but only about 49 percent of those who are killed by police officers", The Washington Post reports. What this controversy demonstrates is that he simply doesn't understand that despite our challenges, we are still a great country, mostly because our Constitution gives us unprecedented rights and freedom. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish of me to look the other way". "To hear them called as 'very nice people" lit the flame in me to want to (protest) again".

On Monday, Reid wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times which included his thoughts about President Trump's comments.

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