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AP Tim Ireland

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.

AP Maddie Myer

Solution to NFL Mess: Owners and Union Need to Tell Players, ‘You’re Killing the Golden Goose’

The NFL has a hot mess on its hands. Players knelt during the National Anthem in record numbers last weekend, an act of defiance towards President Donald J. Trump, who on September 22, called on kneeling players to be fired. The practice of NFL player anthem kneeling was started last year by former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick because he feels the United States “oppresses black people.”

AP Matt Rourke

NFL Players React on Twitter to President Trump Calling Out Anthem Protesters

President Trump minced no words when it came to how he feels about NFL players who protest the playing of the national anthem. Speaking at a rally for Luther Strange, Republican candidate for Senate, Trump called the protesting players “SOB’s” and said he hoped they’d get “fired.”

goodell ready

NFL Commish Signals Willingness to Trim Preseason Schedule

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that he has listened to the fans, and what he’s heard, is that the fans do not like preseason football. According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, Goodell said, “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear.

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NFLPA Threatens to Steer Free Agents Away from Bears if Illinois Workers Compensation Bill Passes

The NFL Players Association headed up by DeMaurice Smith, former counsel to former Attorney General Eric Holder and one time member of Barack Obama’s transition team, once again signaled its willingness to enter the realm of political activism this week by threatening to steer free agents away from the Chicago Bears if a particular workers’ compensation bill passes in Illinois.