LA-born National Football League owner in pickle with Cowboys players, president

NFLPA Jason Garrett respond to Jerry Jones stance on Cowboys protests

Players had a meeting early in the day to talk about team owner Jerry Jones' vow not to play any player he deems to be disrespectful to the national anthem.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones came out strong against the protests for black lives when he announced that any Cowboys player who kneels during the national anthem will be benched.

The filing to the National Labor Relations Board, according to ESPN, states that "the employer, evidenced by repeated public statements, is attempting to threaten, coerce and intimidate all Dallas Cowboys players on the roster in order to prevent them from exercising concerted activity protected under the act by saying that he will fire any players involved in such concerted activity".

Cowboys defensive linemen Damontre Moore and David Irving said they held up a fist Sunday at the end of The Star-Spangled Banner. Some requirements are that it must be played before every National Football League game, all players must be on the sidelines during the anthem and they should all face the flag with helmets in their left hand.


"There's nothing that I've seen that shows the union that did file the [unfair labor practice] has any connection with the NFL Players Association, the NFL, or any particular player". Now when repeating all these quotes just do not forget to credit me and not the people who actually said them because that's the way Christopher Columbus would have wanted it.

Wade Rathke, chief organizer of Local 100, said that Jones' threat violates the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, which allows employees "to engage in protected concerted activities for the objective of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection".

President Donald Trump has been pressuring NFL owners to discipline players who do not stand for the national anthem. "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear".

President Donald Trump is tweeting that USA policy on North Korea has been unsuccessful, and that America has given "billions of dollars" and received nothing in return. If they are taking a knee in protest of something the owner has done to them, and it being connected to the conditions of employment, then they might have a case. "Understand? We will not. if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

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