Report: Jerry Jones Played the ‘Bad Guy’ with Anthem Comments, Tried to Deflect ‘Attention’ From Players

It’s hard to keep things a secret, in today’s NFL. It’s even harder if you work for Jerry Jones, an owner who likes to be seen in the mix of all things important. Therefore, one assumed it wouldn’t be too long before reports of what was said at the Cowboys’ closed-door anthem discussion came to light. And, as expected, it didn’t take long at all.

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NFL Players Chief Hits Back Over Anthem Protests

Los Angeles (AFP) – National Football League Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith hit back on Monday after fresh criticism of athletes who kneel or sit during the playing of the US national anthem.

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NFLPA Fires Back at Jerry Jones for Saying Players Will Stand or Not Play, Warns Against Making Players’ Rights ‘Subservient’

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seems to be fed up with the disrespectful national anthem protests infesting the NFL. Jones basically told his players that if they don’t stand for the anthem, then the team won’t play. But, now the NFL player’s union is countering Jones’ comment and insisting that anthem protests are “conscientious” and “respectful.”

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