Roger Goodell's Statement Reportedly Surprised NFL Owners

Trump's response was a natural result of moving out of that stance, but the league might have simply accepted it would need to take some lumps from the White House in order to make its players feel heard.

Kaepernick was blacklisted from the league after becoming the first player to kneel during the anthem, which he said he did in protest of police brutality.

The president was referencing Goodell's apology on the issue of players peacefully protesting, where the commissioner vaguely acknowledged the years-long controversy surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b-- off the field right now. Out!"

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Jones participated in a pregame kneel down with players at Arizona before all stood for the national anthem. "He's fired. He's fired, '" Trump said at the time.

"We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people".

The NFL had issued its statement on Friday supporting peaceful protests after a demand from several of the league's highest-profile black players, including the Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes. However, he did not mention Kaepernick by name. Likewise, it appears Goodell made a decision to run to the front of the line to genuflect and declare the NFL's commitment to unquestioningly preach the dogma of BLM.

When they do finally emerge from their coronavirus-enforced hiatus in the coming weeks and months, major U.S. leagues will not only have to play a careful game with ensuring safety measures keep the deadly virus at bay.

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Now, with the tragic death of George Floyd, they will return with a newer, more intense vengeance. Brees said, "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America". "We, the National Football League, admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting". We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on heart.

With Kaepernick back in the spotlight, there's been a renewed call for an National Football League team to sign the former 49ers quarterback.

Some in the USA media have even raised the prospect that the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner should be temporarily dropped before matches, until the league and the nation learns its lesson over racism.

Reid, who is now a free agent, wrote on Twitter that he doubted the league's sincerity regarding these efforts, mainly because Kaepernick has remained unsigned.

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But defence attorney Groshek said prosecutors would likely seek more than that if they secure a conviction against Chauvin. It is unclear whether the demonstrations will continue at the level of they have over the last week.

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