The NFL Is Doubling Down On Stupid

Four NFL players – two from the Eagles – submitted a memo to the league offices demanding November be “activism awareness month.” See if you can guess who will be the target of the activism?

Four NFL players submitted a 10-page memo to the league’s top officials asking for “overt league support” and a month of anti-police activism.

The 10-page memo was obtained by Yahoo Sports and was endorsed by Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles’ Torrey Smith and former NFL player Anquan Boldin. The memo was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent.

Bennett has sat during the national anthem during games and raises a fist on the field after making plays in protest of the police.

Bennett does this Black Power bullshit in front of dozens of police officers, who volunteer to work their days off to keep these thugs safe on game day.

The memo asks for the league to make the month of November as “activism awareness month” such as the league does with breast cancer. The memo also blames police for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, not the police.

“Since 2016, police have shot over 300 men and women in this country. Some of the names and stories are familiar—Jordan Edwards, Trayvon Martin, Alton Sterling, but hundreds of others are not,” the memo says. Alton Sterling was shot by police while trying to draw his gun during a struggle with officers. The officer who shot Jordan Edwards was fired and indicted.

You know, if you are going to agitate for activism, the least you could do is get your facts right. Then again, when have football players ever let facts get in the way of a good diatribe?

Personally, I hope the league allows this movement. It would surely hasten the NFL’s slow, painful death.

13 thoughts on “The NFL Is Doubling Down On Stupid

  1. Metoo – I promised myself I wouldn’t blog about the NFL after yesterday, but the missus told me about this story, and I had to post about it. After today, I sincerely hope to return the NFL to the dung heap.

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  2. And the single Steelers player that walked out to stand for the anthem? He apologized for not standing with the team. I got a feeling the coach threatened him to force him to do this.

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  3. Here’s an interesting tidbit Wyatt. This evening a local TV station (WKRC) here in Cincinnati conducted a broadcast long poll during the evening newscast. People could answer on Twitter, website, etc.

    Question: Should the NFL have a rule AGAINST kneeling during the national anthem? Response:
    Yes – 77%
    No – 23%
    Course the NFL already has a rule against doing that. It’s on pages A62-63 of the rule book.
    Like you said, slow and painful death! : )

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  4. I’ve contemplated all this kneeling crap for the last couple of days, found rules that “forbid” it, but ended up with a completely knew take on the whole thing. While it may not be written, the rules DO condone the behavior. The league has been very forthcoming about allowing this, which automagically means it IS within the rules. With that in mind, fans of the National Fools League need to make a decision either support the league and those who openly show disdain for their country, or support their country and walk away from supporting all these spoiled brats. I’m with Wyatt when it comes to supporting them having this fine “month” of awareness. It will hasten their death, which I support wholeheartedly. As for not writing about all this nonsense, I came to the same conclusion, but they do something so outrageous each day it’s impossible not to offer an opinion. If I were a player in the league, I think I’d start expressing my “free speech” in new and unusual ways, wearing whatever I wanted, dancing in celebration however I wanted, and in general thumbing my nose at them. If I got fined, I’d take them to court. There seems to be precedents that prove that any free speech is okay, so why not?

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  5. MelP – The player said he was “embarrassed” for being out there. A combat vet embarrassed by the National Anthem. Wow.

    William – NFL rules are only applied when teams want to honor 9-11 or murdered cops, not when thugs want to raise Black power fists.

    RG – The sports shows keep rallying the “free speech” issue, and they are completely wrong. Yes, players have a right to free speech, but as employees, they serve at the pleasure of their employee. I can say what I want at work, but my employer can also discipline me for it if they see fit.

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    1. I agree completely, the point I was making is that the implicit approval from the league itself shows that the employer has given permission to the employee to exhibit the behavior that they do. Therefore, I have as much problem (actually more) with the employers as I do with the employees. The bottom line though, is that this has nothing to do with free speech, it’s all about the left’s hatred for President Donald J. Trump and those who elected and support him. As with any liberal cause, there is selective approval for various political exhibitions.

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