Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Rips NFL's New National Anthem Policy: 'It's idiotic'

The NFL Isn't Through

President Trump thrust the issue into the national spotlight a year ago, calling for a nationwide boycott until owners and officials require all players to stand during the U.S. national anthem. "It's kind of ironic to me the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on". "I'm not just going to sweep it under the rug because I love them", Davis said. Or, at the very least, amend it to protect players who choose to peacefully protest during the anthem.

In case you hadn't heard, NFL owners went into their rich guy secret lair and voted on new rules governing the behavior of grown men and USA citizens during the playing of the national anthem.

"I think that's good", Trump said about the policy during a Thursday appearance on Fox News. Do I prefer that they stand? Players are given the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer not to be on the field for the anthem.

Even when her cohosts brought up First Amendment concerns and accused the NFL of sending a message to players that "now in America, you are not allowed to disagree", McCain, was quick to shoot back that the league as a company can set such rules.

"I don't think I ever referred to that", he said.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the objective is to have players show respect for the national anthem. "I don't think that is a sign of disrespect".

"It's inflamed this whole situation that we as players thought was calming down", he said.

The other reason for the policy's illegality, Sachs argues, surrounds President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey: Trump's "Spygate" claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is "an idiot" for saying protesting National Football League players "shouldn't be in the country" MORE's involvement in the issue. "Your whole team is out there (for the anthem) and you come running out (of the locker room) like, 'Oh, he's the guy.' Who wants to go through that?" " ... And let's be clear, they say they might fine the team, but players don't care about that - players don't care if the team gets fined".

NBC's Craig Melvin said a former player told him "players are already talking about other ways in which they can protest".

"The NFL really missed it this time", Baldwin said.

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