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The NFL rosters are filled with lots of would be felons and deadbeats. Now they want to play the "Black National Anthem" before games. Done. Finished. Roger Goodell is an idiot!!


Why Some Folks Have Come to Despise the NFL

NFL "Refresher" NFL History...history not often reported or leaked to the ticket holders. I hope this helps you; it opened my eyes, to better understand when and why the public’s respect for the NFL organization started to crumble....

* In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take it off.
* In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
* In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said "Know Jesus Know Peace" but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
* In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing "Find the Cure "eye black for breast cancer awareness.
* In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem..).
*In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
* 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

So, tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression? It seems quite clear based on these facts that the NFL has taken a position against any action by NFL players demonstrating RESPECT for these issues:
For God, social causes such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, for cops killed arbitrarily, for being cops, or for the Memory of 9/11...

BUT they will allow demonstrations of DISRESPECT for our National Flag, our National Anthem, for America, and for the American People, if it will help mollify a particular Group and its supporters. That is who and what the NFL now has shown itself to be.

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In some situations opting out was the smart financial move for a few of these guys. A few with big money guarantees got a big roster bonus and had a low base salary. Take the $300K on top of the big roster bonus and let the contract toll to next year. Pick up another year service on pension.

Similarly fringe guys on minimum salary, might not make a team, take the money and service year and try again next year.

A few had other reasons. Newborns, the dude from KC is a medical resident.

66 out of 1600 isn't too bad. I saw now refs can opt out too. Look for some to do so. Player or ref, I can't begrudge them either way. Their choice in accordance with what all parties agreed to.

We'll see if they can pull off a season. I hope so, everyone is tired of it all.
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