• John Kelly is reportedly displeased with Trump's war against the NFL

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    White House chief of staff John Kelly was displeased with President Donald Trump's antagonizing NFL players who kneel in protest of police violence and racism during the national anthem, two administration officials said in a CNN report on Monday.
    Kelly was cognizant of racial issues and was concerned with the matter, one official said.
    The chief of staff was also reportedly concerned with Trump's initial response during the white-nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
    Despite his reservations with Trump's NFL war, Kelly, a highly decorated former Marine Corps...
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  • TV ratings mixed amid NFL national anthem protests

    TV ratings mixed amid NFL national anthem protests

    26 days ago - By New York Post

    Drama over the national anthem and President Trump's calls to boycott the NFL didn't appear to have a conclusive effect on the league's latest ratings. NBC's “Sunday Night Football” match-up between the Redskins and the Raiders saw an 11 percent dip in ratings compared with the same week last year, but CBS enjoyed an 11...
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  • Rams players meet for first time since Trump's comments spark leaguewide anthem demonstrations

    Rams players meet for first time since Trump's comments spark leaguewide anthem demonstrations

    26 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    The Rams on Monday met as a team for the first time since President Trump's comments about sports' protests, and coach Sean McVay spoke with his players about how NFL teams and players reacted during Sunday's games. Trump said Friday, the day after the Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers, that...
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  • Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'If Donald Trump did his job, players would not be kneeling'

    26 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    The Clippers offered their support to all those who participated in the NFL's protests Sunday following President Trump's comments denouncing players for taking a knee during the national anthem. The general tone at Clippers media day at their practice facility in Playa Vista Monday was that freedom...
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  • The NFL Protests Are About a Lack of Empathy

    26 days ago - By Slate

    On Friday night in Alabama, President Donald Trump commented on the protests for racial justice that took off last year after Colin Kaepernick sat during the anthem. Trump labeled the NFL players who had protested-almost all of them black-“sons of bitches.” Over the weekend, more than 150 NFL players, alongside coaches, owners, and players in other sports, protested. On Monday's episode of Hang Up and Listen , Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Marcus Thompson discussed the demonstrations. A transcript, which has been edited for clarity, is below.
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  • The lone Steelers player to come out for the national anthem says it was a ‘mistake'

    The lone Steelers player to come out for the national anthem says it was a ‘mistake'

    26 days ago - By Think Progress

    On a day full of NFL players reacting to incendiary comments made by President Donald Trump, one particular image took hold among those opposed to the athletes' peaceful protest during the national anthem: Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva standing by himself at the entrance to the tunnel, hand over his heart.
    While Villaneuva's apparent solo display of patriotism garnered praise from the right - and sent his jersey sales skyrocketing - he said during a press conference on Monday that it hadn't been his intention at all.
    Villanueva told reporters that after the team made...
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  • Drake Law professor weights in on NFL Protests

    Drake Law professor weights in on NFL Protests

    26 days ago - By KCCI

    President Donald Trump said NFL players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem.
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  • Encinal High School students take a stand, joins 'take a knee' National Anthem movement

    26 days ago - By ABC

    A few hundred students at Alameda's Encinal High School took a knee after classes Monday - some raised a fist in protest of President Donald Trump's comments on the NFL and National Anthem protests.
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  • How every NFL team protested during the national anthem following Trump's comments

    26 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Players from nearly every NFL team protested during the national anthem on Sunday after President Donald Trump called on owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the "The Star-Spangled Banner."
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