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National Football League owners said Trump influenced anthem protest talks

National Football League owners said Trump influenced anthem protest talks

"Tell everybody, you can't win this one".

Members of Congress found a partisan divide over the NFL's new policy on players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem.

"Let's (not) give (Trump) that much credit", Jones said, according to the report.

"Lockhart apparently sealed his fate by engaging the President after the notorious Alabama "get that son of a bitch off the field" comment, calling the President's comments "divisive" and making a snarky reference to 'locker-room talk'". "This one lifts me", Jones said Trump told him.

Owners had spent months deliberating how to handle the on-field demonstrations after Trump said past year that players who kneel during the anthem should be punished.

Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said after the owners approved the new anthem protocol that he would not stand in the way if his players wanted to protest during the anthem and join other players around the league trying to draw attention to social justice issues.

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Players have the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced last week. The new overhaul does allow players to remain in the locker room for the anthem.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross testified that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft had also spoken with Trump about the anthem. "He's fired! He's fired!'" Trump said.

"I think the people pushed it forward, this was not me". Kaepernick began protesting in 2016 to speak out against racial inequality. I brought it out.

"This is a very winning, strong issue for me", Mr. Trump said in a phone call, according to a sworn deposition given by Mr. Jones and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

But McNair, Ross and Jones all reportedly acknowledged that the protests were financially hurting their teams.


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