• abijhan

    I bet he does want to move past the anthem. However, he allowed the protests from the beginning so he has no one to blame but himself. Money talks, BS walks.

    • Sicklesteel

      My thoughts exactly…..money talks and BS walks….always has and always will. He must have been asleep in the Marketing class he perhaps attended back in his college days when they spoke to the concept of who your customers are and that they are always right. Believe the pampered black millionaire players are going to ruin the NFL and the this sport in general by turning it into a political battle ground.

      • Jarhead

        NOT going to…..HAS….. Boycott everything/everyone in NFL including Ad Sponsors.

    • Reasoned thinker

      abijhan — Absolutely correct!

  • Phaedrus51

    Roger Goodell would like to get beyond the “Anthem Thing”. He doesn’t understand the NFL has thoroughly angered their prime audience. We haven’t begun to punish the NFL, the Players, the Owners, and the Advertisers for the affront they have visited on our Nation and our Flag. Roger, it won’t be over any time soon. You have to all suffer more, and clean up your act. The protests, the hidden domestic violence, the arrogance; no you’re not worthy of us, yet.

    • Tammy Brim Houtchens

      The felons shouldn’t even be allowed to be in the NFL period. BOYCOTT.

      • Harold Weber

        Yes

    • Richard S.

      Your statement rings true with me, you stated it so well, thanks. Reading all these posts against the NFL gives me encouragement that we the fans will prevail. Keep up the good work everyone.

    • JerryBGoode

      Amen to a wise and accurate post. This commissioner is a effen idiot and his mealy mouth replies are not cutting it. What the hell did he say after all the qualifications? Nothing. He is afraid of the players and we are not. Here is the deal Roger the Dodger. You are either unaware of the caliber of disaster facing you by not supporting the Anthem or you are burying your head in the sand to avoid reality. Vastly more Americans support saluting the flag and the Anthem of our country and the many people who died to support it than support the NFL millionaires who decry the country that allowed them to make those millions. You are defending the renegades of the NFL against the patriots of the USA. You lose this battle every day. The owners are the employers of these “social justice warriors” most of whom do not even know what they are supporting. They buy into the crap about “hands up don’t shoot” Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and that hooded thug Trayvon Martin ( if I had a son he would look like him) Obama malarkey. You play for my team you stand and salute the flag and if you do not you are not playing and you get deducted a games salary. Next game your are fired. This is not a First Amendment issue. No government is enforcing this stand for the Anthem rule. Its the employers. That is what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he is going to do. Dax Prescott and the 6 game suspension thug Ezekiel Elliott included. When that happens see how many kneel then and sing “God Save the Queen” rather than their own national anthem.

  • Jimmy Quick

    Rodger Goodell has no idea what the NFL was supposed to be about. No these people are not all good and honorable people, but until Goodell and his kind started screwing everything up you could typically count on one if not two things from the NFL.

    # 1 Your team took the game seriously and put forth their best effort to win.

    # 2 Players were professionals, at least on the field, and they fairly represented the best America had to offer.

    Now with the stupidity, and it can only be called stupidity, this Goodell character has single handedly destroyed all of that.

    He is to the NFL what Obama was to the USA.

    • stop4kids

      True, but nothing can alter the fact that these people are OVERPAID arrogant jerks and deserve to be boycotted. Let them get jobs that pay $60,000 a year.

      • R Beardall

        Or let’s see them donate the ridiculous overpayment to worthy homeless & community improvement projects that will improve the folks life’s Whom they claim (Are victims of social injustice) Ha rite!These selfish assholes will not give a dime to improve anything but their own concerns. NoOne seems to have the ball’s to say this but Ya know! A hundred years of selective breeding is the main reason they have the athletic ability they do!!! Before some scream racists to Me.Not! and no need to explain Why! These very words were spoken often by My brothers in Arms & often I was told the reasons they had many attributes given to them to make a good soldier!

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      • dumbvet

        60 grand is too much for playing a game!

      • Mere Marlo

        Maybe their pay should be cut to match their loyalty to their country.

        • She Chism

          THUGS IN NFL UNIFORMS. DOG FIGHTING-MURDER-ASSAULTS-DUI’ S- &MANY OTHER CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS TELL YOU WHAT KIND OF MEN MOST OF THESE OVER- PAID
          MORONS ARE. NO….RESPECT….FOR SOCIETAL RULES OF BEHAVIORS,, FOR RESPECT …FOR ALL HONORABLE POLICE & VETERANS, WHO DON’T “PLAY BALL” FOR A COUPLE HRS.,& MAKE MILLIONS, BUT WHO HAVE SERVER-RISKED LIVES-SAVED MANY MORE, BLED, LOST LIMBS & DIED TO MAKE ALL AMERICANS PROUD TO HONOR & ALWAYS RESPECT THEM BY THANKING THEM FOR THEIR FEARLESS SERVICE WHENEVER WE MEET THEM, & FOR THE “MILLION DOLLAR CRYBABIES ” FREEDOM TO WASTE TAXPAYERS’ CASH -TIME & PRIDE IN THE “MOST FREEDOM COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, WHO DO SO LITTLE PHYSICAL EFFORT TO RECTIFY THE THINGS THEY COULD, BUT EXPECT ‘SOMEBODY ELSE’ TO “FIX IT FOR THEM. IF….THEY REALLY WANTED TO BETTER THE PROBLEMS THEY PERCEIVE, HEN GET YOUR ASSES OUT OF BARS, QUIT SHOOTING PEOPLE, QUIT BEATING WOMEN OR OTHERS. JOIN THE GAME OF PHYSICAL W O R K TEAM. MOW LAWNS-PLAY BALL WITH ‘NO DADS’ KIDS-TEACH THEM WOK SKILLS- FIX UP LAWNS,PORCHES, PLANT FLOWERS IN YARDS, BUY BEDS FOR KIDS IN NEED, PAINT ELDERLY’S HOMES, PUT IN PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS, BUY CLOTHES-FOOD-PAY A COUPLE MONTHS RENT, ELECTRIC FOR ‘NO DADS’ HOMES, JOIN ‘HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’-…CLEAN UP 1 BLOCK AT A TIME AS A TEAM PER MONTH. DO WORK YOURSELVES & BE REAL ‘MEN’ INSTEAD OF TRASH PROMOTERS. RESPECT & HONOR GOD ALMIGHTY,OUR PRESIDENT- V.P., FLAG & ANTHEM & UNITED STATES 100 %. VERY FEW LIKE ALL OF ANYTHING,ANYWHERE. MOST F PATRIOTS PHISICALLY WORK & DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO HELP FIX- NOT PROTEST LIKE PATHETIC 2 YR.OLDS THROWING FITS.GROW UP !

          • Kitty Kutchmark

            Bravo! You hit the nail on the head navy Gal, thank you for your service!

          • She Chism

            Thanks, Kitty. Such a shame . Football is a GAME to enjoy, not show what a self-righteous bunch of selfish men? !

          • Askjrsk

            Colored boys, they will never be men.

          • Vern5737 Lam

            I agree 100% The only thing the NFL pay’s them to Protest.I spent 26 yrs in the military and was proud of this country and I quit watching all NFL Games even the team I have been with sense 1963. All can say is PRAY for the US. I do have more weekend fishing time

        • Askjrsk

          Just boycott them and put them out of a job Let them pump gas in South Chicago.

      • Jeff

        Don’t forget to mention, the majority of players have a rap sheet a mile long… good upstanding multi millionaires, that’s what we get for overpaying these folks!! When you get paid that kinda money it tends to go to your head and you forget just who’s actually paying there paychecks!! That would be the average middle class hard worker, who doesn’t give two s…what or how these players feel about there politics, nor do they wish to watch these knuckleheads, disrespect those who fought and died for that very Flag, they feel so inclined to kneel for!

        • Vicki M

          Over 600 arrests for criminal activities in the NFL. They are NOT the smartest people around.

      • barnjoer

        Overpaid and under worked!!

      • 1Americanboy

        Most of them could NOT get a job that paid that much So they will see when the AMERICAN FANS stop showing up and stop watching They will be working for minimum wage how they like it

        • Warpaint

          without the NFL they would be chanting “you want frys with dat”

      • Robert Uda

        $30K/yr would be more appropriate.

        • Askjrsk

          Way too much.

      • samuel997

        Under Clinton’s NFL has become by law a monopoly. Since Clinton’s has tax payers grants and locally the stadiums are built with tax payers money.
        And these OVERPAID arrogant jerks HATE AMERICA!

      • Herb1949

        Without their athletic abilities, most of them would have trouble finding jobs that pay $30,000 a year.

      • samiam

        That is my plan they act like they are entitled to it and the reason has jumped around so much most people
        we cannot remember what it was!

    • tes d’aless

      nfl = no fans left!

      • Fedup

        Hockey is a great game to watch.

        • Richard S.

          I don’t know about that, the video I recently saw of a NHL team during the National Anthem the majority of the players I saw in the video were moving around as if they had ants in their pants and one player even spit while the anthem was playing. That is not the proper way to pay tribute to our national Anthem and what it represents and stands for. Most Americans I believe were taught this in grammar school, and what’s happened along the way I don’t know. I do know there are a lot of people in this country that need a refresher course on how to respectfully conduct ones self when the National Anthem is played at an event or ceremony. Being disrespectful displays illiteracy. I would say with almost certainty that none of these jocks were ever in Boy Scouts.

        • Kitty Kutchmark

          Yes, I love hockey? Go Penguins and all hockey teams

    • Agreed!!

    • William In

      Players WERE professionals (small p)
      Now they are assholes (LARGE A)

    • Debra Shawver

      Yep….traitors

    • slidenglide

      It’s high time Goodall decides to get serious. He should have gotten serious when it first began. He was a coward when he didn’t intervene and demand the coach and owners stop this disgrace at the onset. Now he has allowed to become a wild fire . The fans should continue to boycott and keep their money to themselves. These players have made people aware of why they are treated the way they say they are treated.

    • Dave T

      Spot on….bravo! Of course Goodell wants to move past this. Who wouldn’t? He’s a milquetoast asshole and has indeed completely ruined the NFL. This is all his doing all because he can’t decide when to go take a leak or not. It’s a complete mystery to me how this feckless knucklehead got to be the head of anything, let alone the NFL commissioner. A complete fool.

  • John D

    If Goodall believed what he just said, he never would have allowed this to happen. He is a lying pig that is supporting the black thugs.

  • conc11111

    Goodell is stupid.If he would have done his job it would have been over but he rolled over an let a bunch of uneducated idiots tell him what they want.Fire Goodell and all the kneelers or go under,bye nflllll

  • John M

    Goodell droped the ball on this one.
    ( what a metaphor)
    His absolute lack of leadership allowed this situation to fester.
    What did he think would happen in several weeks if it wasn’t stopped?
    Now it’s too little, too late.
    I like Jimmy Quick’s analogy of Goodell and Obama.
    Goodell is sailing the “NFL Titanic” and we all know how that turned out.
    Sorry football fans.

    • Diane McMenamin-Corr

      Another swamp for Trump to clean out.

  • Gary Meck

    Right now football is dead to the Real Americans in this Country. It is time to fire the racist anti Americans and open up room for Real Americans to take the field. There is more talent than people think just waiting for the American dream. So I repeat scrape the rest of this year and open up try outs for Real Americans to get ready to play next year. This will be exciting to watch better players and Real Americans have their Dreams come true. Out with the racist assholes and kick them to the streets where they came from, simple solution.

  • rivahmitch

    Goodell allowed this crap to blossom by not stopping it cold up front. He owns it and should bear the consequences of damaging the league (which, at this point, deserves to be damaged).

    • Reasoned thinker

      rivahmitch — That’s the truth!!!

  • John Williams

    They missed their chance the day that kapernick started this BS, the time to take action was then, they missed the opportunity by sitting on their back sides. From the above story, “to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues.” When kapernick choose to parrot the stance of “Black Lies Matter,” the normal left wing hypocrisy and agenda came front and center, anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together would understand, you cannot tell me that MY life nor the lives of law enforcement does not matter. In fact they call for the killing of law enforcement, how are you going to convince the majority of people that you are serious about some cause, how are you going to convince people that even black lives matter when you are not in Chicago protesting on a daily basis for black lives lost there. Oh, I forgot it is BLACKS killing blacks in Chicago, I remember now, it only counts when it meets the left wing standard of creating division and causing problems for the country.

    • Diane McMenamin-Corr

      No doubt the NFL, part of the entertainment industry, the media, Board of Ed, and BLM answer to Soros who owns them all.

      • Vicki M

        Soros has his hand in all of the problems facing America.

    • Robert Uda

      Will Blacks Ever Be Satisfied?
      By Dr. Bob Uda
      October 16, 2017

      Are the statistics true that Milo Yiannopoulos give in this video? They are from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mbs_H3Fki4

      I would tend to agree with all of the statistics. There is an abundance of extreme anger in the Black Community. They owned the presidency of the United States for eight years (January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017), but they were not satisfied. They have many Black Congressmen, many black judges, many black star-rank military officers, and many black college/university professors, yet they are not satisfied. They own football, basketball, baseball, and track & field and on and on I can go. Yet, they are not satisfied.

      I believe they never will be satisfied until they take over everything. Then, they will start fighting each other for a bigger piece of the pie. That is just the way it is in these United States.

      • John Williams

        I refer to the “movement” as Black Lies Matter,” the actions of a bunch of hypocrites, if black lives mattered, they would protest daily in Chicago for the black lives lost, black lives taken by other blacks. Those wishing to impress upon me, their so called plight, rings hollow when they tell me MY life does not matter and the lives of law enforcement does not matter, calling for the killing of both, they are wasting their time. Blacks, as you say, will probably never be satisfied, although I have had extended conversations with some who understand the equality part means equal effort, not excuses or simply demands for equality. The black community is quick to champion the democrat party, while failing to understand that it was the democrat party who kept them down on the plantation, it is democrats today who keep them down in section 8 housing and the ghetto, it was democrats who founded the KKK, it was democrats who kept them in the back of the bus and it will be democrats who shove them under the bus when they are no longer useful to the party. I think the term is “useful idiots” and true to the definition, the majority has no clue.

    • Vicki M

      Your comments are accurate and are exactly what the NFL needs to hear. Why is it that “We the People” can see this so clearly and the “powers that be” have such a distorted opinion?
      I have read that the players are demonstrating against the “unfair” legal system and want to change the way in which law deals with black crime prosecution and arrests. i believe that is true because when the NFL has OVER 600 arrests and prosecutions for Crimes and felonies they would like a pass for their misdeeds. The NFL seems to give them a pass with light or no punishment for the assaults, drug offenses and various other aggressive behaviors perpetrated by the players.
      The players seem to believe that blacks deserve special treatment just because they are black.
      Personal responsibility and following the law would eliminate the problem for black players. They need to demonstrate against the killing OF Blacks, BY BLACKS. Starting in Chicago would be a great first step.

      • John Williams

        Your “Starting in Chicago would be a great first step.” is exactly why NO ONE should take the Black Lies Matter crowd seriously, the blm crowd only cares if it supports a “left wing agenda,” ever notice how all of these issues, regardless of what they are, somehow manage to shift to left wing agenda items, kind of tells you who is funding a bunch of people, who seem to have an endless amount of time and apparently no job. The blm crowd seems to think that I should jump on their train and think I should support them, when they tell me MY life does not matter, the lives of LAW ENFORCEMENT does not matter and the lives of blacks does not matter if they are killed by other blacks, this is obliviously a left wing ploy, the fools never have any sense. BLM is nothing but a bunch of hypocrites and the choice of the nfl to stand behind it is pathetic.

  • stop4kids

    Talk about a two faced jerk. Goodell, you can’t have it both ways. It is time for you to step up and decide who your going to defend the players or America. It’s that simple

  • It is a sad day when the players HAVE to be forced to pay respect to the National Anthem. It should be voluntary. Find another way to protest.

    • Jarhead

      And not in the stadium the taxpayers built.

      • Jarhead,

        There are many places to protest on media besides in a football stadium.

  • G.Mann

    NFL = No Fans Left

    GET IT ???

    Look Mr. Rich Dirtbag, you want to run a day care for spoiled over paid black men with NO useful talents, go ahead. But, understand, you DO NOT get to do it on MY nickel or MY time. That same rule goes for ALL your sponsors and ALL their products.

    You’re Fired !! All of you.. Get off my lawn.

  • Larry Brule

    GOODELL NEEDS TO GROW A SET AND MANUP ABOUT THE FLAG!

  • 7818TD

    Gee, he only got “Religion” when it came to money!! You gotta know a real Jerk when you see one!! NFL for me and mine over permanently, refuse to support people who have no respect or appreciation for this great Country!! Turn them off-Tune them out!!

  • johnny

    Unfortunately, all of a sudden, now you are finding out AMERICANS care more about our Country and not watching your so called CARED players. this sure is hurting your pocket book…. well you should have been fired last year when you let this happen the first time that EX 49er took a knee… too late to try and make excuses now… I will never watch another football game (or basketball game either!! thank you Curry and Lebron) What a shame!! Oh and I saw a comment about “WE” the players should picket and not play…. halarious, guess what I’ll watch you on the picket line!!! :)) when I see them buying their kneeling time with their own money.. oh ummm I take it back, I won’t watch that either…

    • Vicki M

      Now it is obvious why Trump won!

  • jock1234

    Hey Roger; we want to move beyond it too!

    But it’s NOT going to happen unless you get much more proactive in stopping this damn kneeling !!!

  • MIKE6080

    hes done and the national felons league is done , I dont care if they all stand on their heads – Boycott the nfl and all its sponsors forever

  • The only way the #NFL can possibly “move beyond” this controversy is for the owners to fire every last one of those detestable, cretinous prima donnas, who kneeled during the National Anthem and for the NFL to make them ineligible to play for any NFL team ever again. Of course, although it should go without saying, I feel it necessary to add that any owner who kneeled with his players, should have his whole team decertified by the NFL, until such time as that team is under complete new ownership. Of course, this would require re-building the entire NFL from scratch, with new players But since I’m pretty sure that won’t happen, I’ll stick to watching Rugby.

    As it turns out, Rugby is a much more interesting and physically challenging sport than NFL football. Think of Rugby as #NFL football for REAL MEN. There probably aren’t ten American NFL football players in the whole league, if there are any at all, who have even the “stamina” to keep up with the most out-of-shape Rugby player for a 40 minute half, let alone endure the rigors it takes to be a Rugby winner. NFL players are all prima donnas, with all kinds of padding, helmets, and face guards, to protect them from injury. That’s no way to play a game. In Rugby, they have no helmets, no pads, just balls. The general rule is, “No blood. No foul.” That’s why they say Rugby is NFL football for REAL MEN.

    Since the NFL will almost certainly not fire all of the kneelers, they have lost me, for good. Just like you can’t change the stripes on a zebra, an NFL rule change won’t change the fact that those players who kneeled, will still hate everything for which the USA stands. They’ll just be pretending.

    So ask yourself, “Do you want your children holding up, as roll models, a bunch of detestable, seditious, self-serving, cretins, who hate the USA and only stand for the National Anthem, because they fear for their pay check?”

    Any rule change if far too little, too late. The NFL has lost me for good. I’ve found Rugby and it’s a much better sport to watch, anyway. It’s 40 minutes of non-stop action, no more than 10 minutes between halves, and then 40 more minutes of non-stop action. There is no resting between downs. There are no downs. Think of ice hockey, without the sticks and the ice. Then cube that and you’ll begin to grasp the concept of Rugby. Forget the NFL for good. We no longer want or need them.

  • dumbvet

    US Code 301 tells exactly how to show respect to the flag and National Anthem, NFL look it up!

  • cathy floyd

    I’ll just bet that he wants to move past it! It seems that we ‘unimportant little people” that the higher ups like him see as nothing have a lot of power when we stand united. He wants to move past it because it didn”t wotk out like they expected and is coming back to bite them in their rear ends. I hope that the real Americans take note of this and decide to stand uniitd on all the important issues that we are facing today.

    • Richard S.

      Have no fear cathy, we will stay vigilant until we bring them to their knees in prayer and standing for our National Anthem.

  • steven_1948

    No NFL until the owners and players get their heads out of their ass and show some respect for this Country!

    • Jarhead

      And much more respect for those who suffered ALL…sacrificed ALL…..Dared ALL and DIED…..OUR MILITARY HEROES. That is an American Flag that draped their final resting place.

      • steven_1948

        Absolutely right!

      • Richard S.

        I don’t think those spoiled ass players know the reason our fallen military are honored with a flag draped casket and the honor we feel towards those fallen souls. God Bless America that we enjoy our freedoms due to those who have fallen and those currently serving and those who have served, Thank you.

  • tes d’aless

    Really! well the answer is NO! If the left, liberals and media can keep questioning everything President Trump does then you can listen to the bashing of the nfl. You don’t get to decide when it’s over we True Americans will decide. so deal with it!!

  • SellersMcKee

    I no longer care. Now that I know what’s in their hearts, i’m Done with these (for the most part) semi-literate jerks.

  • Kim Kimmel

    The protesters need to get over their prejudice of white people. Why else would they be calling it racist.

  • Let them lose their jobs.
    As far as I’m concerned it’s too late.
    Having to order somebody to stand for the anthem your only going to get them to do it half heartedly.
    Screw them!!!
    The league should have stopped it last year when it first happened.
    I would get fired from my job for doing a lot less.
    NHL said it’s having none of this shit.
    I’ll say it again….its because 13% can’t get their heads out of their asses.
    Why the blacks don’t want to follow rules is beyond me.
    It’s built into their culture.

    • Diane McMenamin-Corr

      Not firing them last year grew legs.

  • I say let’s do the same to Hollywood, CNN and anything that is liberal.
    By the way…Odell Beckham pisses on our president and Verizon still has him doing commercials.
    That’s who they protect the thugs, morons and blatant disrespect.
    Marshawn Lynch another beauty of a representative for blacks.
    Grown man with his pants halfway down and walking around like the smug arrogant son of a bitch that he is.
    Black America owes us and apology!!
    I won’t hold my breath, because even when their caught with their hands in the cookie jar they still say it wasn’t me.
    Grow up black America.
    Stop being the not who crys wolf.
    We’re sick of it, it’s been hoi g on my whole life.

  • jessejames5

    Money sure speaks loud if they lose their ratings and ect. However, they deserve to lose it all if they keep acting like overpaid cry babies who point the finger at everyone else but themselves for their downfalls.

  • Barney O Brown

    I will not be watching the NFL this season and will not be buying any of their crap this season

  • mike

    I still am not clear as to what they are protesting. When one speaks, they can only stumble through some injustice involving police. No facts, No clear speaking or educated sounding words. They sound like spoiled children. The NFL is completely off my to do list. The industry can dry up and blow away.
    Except lot of regular people earn a living in the support industries.

  • Fedup

    As long as you support these Anti-Americans on your teams you will continue to go under. Boycott the NFL and their sponsors.

  • ch

    obama was the so called President when Crapernick took his kneel, so this has nothing to do with Trump. Trump did not tell the NFL to fire them. He asked the crowd if they would like to see them fired and the crown responded with a resounding YES.

    there is already a rule on the books, ENFORCE IT

    First, the First Amendment protects
    against the government limiting speech (like public universities do
    routinely these days); it is not a license to use your employer to
    harangue their customers. On the company’s time and the customer’s
    dime, you have no First Amendment right to lecture your
    customers or fellow employees or anyone else for that matter. Second,
    the NFL rules allow broad discretion to owners to fire any
    player for a wide range of offensive expression, even outside the
    field of play. The NFL recognizes and repeats this in court filings
    all the time. It is on this basis the NFL restricts everything from
    what players can wear on the field (like threatening to fine players
    for commemorating 9/11) to the players’ domestic interpersonal
    relationships. The NFL has punished a range of expression, from the
    charitable (players fined for wearing breast cancer research support
    clothing items) to the benign (dance expressions in the end zone).
    Third, each contract a player signs includes templated language
    that reflects these rules. A player must “conduct himself on and
    off the field with appropriate recognition of the fact that the
    success of professional football depends largely on public respect
    for and approval of those associated with the game” (Paragraph 2).
    Additionally, any player whose personal conduct is “reasonably
    judged by the club to adversely affect or reflect on the club” can
    have his contract terminated immediately. (Paragraph 11). The
    players’ own CBA (collective bargaining agreement) reinforced this
    league prerogative, authorizing owners right of suspension or
    termination “for conduct detrimental” to “public confidence in”
    football. (Article 46). Fourth, the league specifically articulates
    restrictions on how players must handle the national anthem. The
    game-operations manual — not the rules manual — dictates
    how NFL games should be run, including how players must
    handle the anthem. The NFL’s own website threatens
    “penalties for noncompliance” with the game operations manual.”
    The manual requires that “all players must be on the sideline for
    the National Anthem.” It further requires the players “stand at
    attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and
    refrain from talking” during the playing of the anthem. The manual
    recognized the league will “be judged by the public in this area of
    respect for the flag and our country” and it is thusly the duties
    of the owner to have this “pointed our to players and coaches.”
    The sanctions for non-compliance include “fines, suspensions,
    and/or the forfeiture of draft choices.” Trump is right: the
    league’s own rules require respect for the anthem and flag
    under which many Americans returned in caskets. The fact the NFL
    chose to ignore its own rules, its own contracts, and its own
    collective bargaining agreement is a sign it doesn’t consider
    disrespect for the flag to be “conduct detrimental” to the
    “public reputation” of the league.

    • Richard S.

      ch, we need to get you on Fox News on Sean Hannity’s program.

      • ch

        Oh am sure they wouldn’t like my unpolitical correctness. I have many issues to address and would do so in a most unlady like way. I call a spade spade in no uncertain terms.

  • ch

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    In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim
    Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with
    Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his blackout 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.
    In 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?
    You graduated high school in 2011.
    Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of
    the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked
    tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.
    Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at
    best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs
    and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.
    Your
    best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football.
    Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work
    at McDonalds for minimum wage.
    You were recruited by all the big
    colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to
    universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their
    school was best. They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best
    friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s. College was not an
    option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University, your
    best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to
    summer workouts. He went to basic training.
    You spent the next
    four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table.
    You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring
    fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended class
    when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran
    sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football
    players in the country.
    Your best friend was assigned to the 101st
    Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq
    once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of
    19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood
    in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs,
    and innocence for the USA.
    You went to the NFL combine and scored
    off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were
    drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work,
    ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for
    $16 million although you had never played a single down of
    professional football.
    Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army
    for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid
    $32,000 per year.
    You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South
    Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10
    other combat loaded soldiers. You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig
    a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in
    the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120
    degrees.
    On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of
    thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend,
    there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the
    week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill
    him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave
    the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest. He might be lucky
    enough to catch an NFL game on TV. When the National Anthem plays and
    you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television.
    While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he
    will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great
    country.
    To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your
    tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait
    for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism.
    Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your
    opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express
    yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have
    tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your
    vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our
    admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But
    now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country,
    our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living
    the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I am done
    with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott
    the NFL as well.
    — SHARE, SHARE, SHARE —
    National boycott
    Boycott
    all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from
    attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post
    along (copy and paste, like I did here) to all your friends and
    family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American
    Flag draped over their coffin.

    • Richard S.

      I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and you are so right. This should be printed up and be mandatory reading for the NFL commissioner, owners and players. The manager of the team should be required to read this to the players in the locker room prior to each game all season long from now on and the new commissioner should be required to carry it upon his person all the time he is carrying out his duties as commissioner. Oh and thank you for furnishing the phone numbers of the businesses that advertise on NFL games. I had only looked up about a half a dozen until you furnished the rest. I had already called a few, and now I can devote more time calling the rest. You are what our country is all about. Now we will show the NFL what a real united team we patriotic fans are and I want us to really run the score up on them so they will get the message what patriotism and country is all about. Thank you.

  • Shecky

    I’ve moved on Roger….the nfl is dead to me. Won’t ever turn it back on, along with the nba. All you poor abused thugs can take a flying leap for all I care.

  • bleedgreen

    no way your fault by not nipping this in the bud i am not satisfied until you quit and the NFL highest pay is $300,000 year or the NFL can just go away overpaid bunch of illiterates

  • RAFAEL VALLEJO

    ALL THESE PLAYERS THAT disrespect our National Anthem, our Flag, our Country, MUST NOT PLAY AGAIN. It does no matter whom he is. OUR COUNTRY, FLAG ARE THE SYMBOLS OF OUR GREAT NATION, “””THEY ARE NOT””””

  • Dana

    …where is your protest against domestic violence?…So many of you have this problem,,,,

  • Don Baker

    Respected black athlete? Fifty one % of these thugs have felony convictions.

  • Kirk Kahler

    not going to happen they just need to start firing some if these over paid anti Americans and that will send shock waves through out the teams and then may be they will get it that they can be fired they are nothing with out the fans and the fans hate what they are doing or the NFL and the owners can just let all the teams just die !

  • William In

    If they respect this nation then – STAND
    If they don’t – MOVE to Russia, or elsewhere

  • ruth

    too little too late should have done it the very first time it happened — you really just want the attention and no GUTS to stop this CRAP —

  • Ron

    With the lawsuits with the “Concussion Protocol” football as we know it may change. WOW! No more $millions a year for football or football talk show hosts. They will be out of work,because they couldn’t stand 1+ minutes for our Flag and National Anthem.

  • Henry Gregg Nash

    I am not going to a football game, nor am I going to watch it on TV. They made their beds, now they can lay in it!…..No football items either!!!

  • Debra Shawver

    Oh really??? Tired of losing $$$$ goodell????? Well get used to it…we the people will not stand for this…..there were no real “race” problems until the communist/marxists got into our WH in 2008……king o put race relations behind 100 years…and you fools that still support this are what Stalin called useful idiots…if you are soooooo concerned…get your a$$es out into the black neighborhoods esp south Chicago, and put your $$$ where your mouth is…..statistics say more white people, esp white males are more likely to get shot by police than anyone else…king o and all his thugs that supported him ARE the problem….Saul Alinsky and Communist Manifesto 101….and I for one and my family will NEVER support your a$$es again…..

    • Hank Prichard

      No more money or support your sponsors should take notice we will no longer be using there products

  • dirty deeds

    To the commissioner of the National Football League.

    First off, Pay attention.

    You alone has fucked up the NFL.
    By allowing players to break the rules.
    The owners should of step in but they didn’t. They allowed it to happend.
    The media pushed it to the breaking point.
    Liberals do this every single time.
    Never take the blame of all the shit they cause.
    Blame others ,they think they’re the victim here.
    When no one can protest on the job no where else. But.
    Professional protesters.
    Bought and paid by the democratic plantation.
    What do I mean by that?
    Well?
    From Selma alabama, women’s lib, to wall street. Gay rights, to black lives matter.
    Shit is always stirred from the left.
    Name one that the conservatives or tea party every done that done so much damage to one company.
    The last time they did one was in Boston. That was to let England know what we thought about taxes.

    I don’t care what the NFL does from this point on. Mr. Commissioner. Because, you’re ass still has a job.
    You should be fired first for allowing the players to break the rules to start with.
    Once you break one. Hell, you can break them all.
    Ask any democrat. They know all about it.
    Now, they say they want equality in America.

    Well, America has rules and laws.
    You think you’re above the laws of the land.
    Most families has men and women fighting to stay alive so you can cry like babies and get paid millions for it.

    Them same families come to see a football game. Paid hard earn money to see their team play a game.
    The over paid talent now thinks they have an opinion.
    A right if u will to show disrespect to our nation.
    I say, let the equality begin

    Let’s all these high quality highly educated meatheads go as broke as we are.
    I will not spend one more dime on the NFL. Mr. Commissioner.
    You have allowed you’re liberal progressivism show the true colors of the NFL.
    The cowards you really are.
    The treason acts you have allowed on stage for every one paid to see.

    That’s something that can’t be changed back.
    What’s so funny is,
    They think the media, the NFL and rest of the liberals. Plus Hollywood. Gets mad when they actually see a true protest.
    More places needs to feel this same wrath.
    Want me to name a few.
    Naacp. Sclc. Unions, the colleges, Hollywood, Disney, the democratic plantation period.
    Allstate insurance, ford motor company. AARP, jesse jackson, al sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, the clintons, obamas, eric holder, the states of new York California, Illinois, any blue states that spits on American values. the media .
    To name a few. Anyone and every one that allows and pushes this hatred across America.
    All they want is you’re money and brain wash you into believing that bullshit.
    If the nba ,mlb, any other sports want to fine.
    Go ahead,
    We have the same rights with yall too.
    It’s our right to buy a ticket.
    Buy the gear.
    It’s our right to stay home too.
    Some may call this racist I call it capitalism.
    Allow capitalism work.
    For the few that wants to watch. Watch.
    If the sport goes under allow it to happen
    They can only blame them selves for the outcome.
    People of the democratic plantation has to understand this one thing.
    If it ever gets through that think liberal skull they wake up and actually see.

    We the people of these United States. Goes by the bill of rights and the constitution of these United States.
    We the people are not a democracy, or broken down hyphens.
    We are and will always be Americans first.
    No one group is better than the other.
    No laws are made for one side.

    Either we stand as all or fall together .

    Stop blaming start doing.
    The only helping hand Mr. Commissioner is at the end of you’re arm.
    You can’t see that.
    Them high dollar cuff links must be in the way.

    They say cops kill blacks .
    But , don’t mind blacks kill blacks.
    Cops doing their jobs.
    This is what I call the shit stirring from the left when obama waa brain washing the police forces.
    The mayors of the cities said, stand down. To allow it to happen.

    Liberals think they’re clever.
    We see right through you.

    Stop the blame game.
    Only you can fix is what’s wrong in you’re life. No one else is to blame for you’re actions.
    We know you don’t have a pair of balls Mr. Commissioner.
    You gave at the door of the democratic plantation.
    You alone killed the NFL.
    What it stood for.
    All the teams has showed disrespect. Not just a few.
    Too many players need to fired.
    That’s the team mono.
    No I in team.
    So let the league die.
    God bless America.
    Mr. Commissioner. If the owners has no balls to fire you’re sorry liberal bleeding ass.
    We the people do.

  • Ginnie

    This should have been nipped in the bud as soon as Kaepernick pulled his crap and shred the Game Operation Manual rules, which by the way, the league allowed him to defy. It is all spelled out in the manual, the rules of behavior for the flag and National Anthem and how to participate. Here it is again for all and sundry………..”The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”……..They need to dust this off and start acting like responsible owners again. If they had done it in the first place, all of this could have been avoided.,

  • jim_wright

    The solution is quite simple, you could fire the whole bunch and easily replace them and have a better NFL to boot.

  • dirty deeds

    I wonder if we can have a class action law suit for each team through out their cities to get our money back from the teams themselves. For breach of contract. From not only the fans but the tax payer that got their money took to build the stadiums in which they play in?

    I don’t remember not one time giving permission for my tax dollars to go to that. Or do we sue the city it’s self or state.
    Any thoughts on this matter.
    Allow the owners to pay that money back to the states.
    And cities.

  • Gary Price

    That’s right!! We will not allow this to Just Pass Over. If there is not a rule enacted within the NFL stating that a player who refuses to stand for our National Anthem will be heavily fined for the first offense and Fired for a second offense their ratings will continue to drop dramatically until there is nothing left except for the players to go out and find a real job like the rest of us Americans. This behavior on the players part are inexcusable and unjustified to all of us Patriotic Americans. I don’t think they fully understand that WE make them, they don’t dictate to us about their despicable conduct and then expect us to pay them Millions of Dollars per year.They’re are fighting a losing battle. Believe me ” We Will Win This Game! ‘..They won’t stand a chance.

  • Mere Marlo

    The NFL upper echelon should have stopped this disgraceful behavior with the first knee Kapersick took. Maybe one of the liberal sharp shooters who are so good at killing police and patriotic Americans should have put a bullet in his kneecap the first time he disrespected our flag, anthem and our country. I’ll never see many football players and teams in the same light ever again. Those that knelt are traitors in my eyes and in the eyes of many of my fellow Americans. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE!!!!!!!!

  • Vincent Grasso Sr.

    Big change has to come to the NFL for fans to stop boycotting the game.. They make way to much money for playing a game. Most players are disrespectful, now we see that most are racist. They are suppose to be roll models and look the way they carry their self. The players lost lots of respect from the fans. Goodell was all for what the players were doing with the knee crap, but now he’s changing his mind because the NFL is loosing money. I’ve said it many times that the NFL needs the fans. The fans don’t need the NFL. Start taking away all the big money these players make, they don’t deserve to make the money their making now. I think the fans want to see cheaper everything that the NFL has to offer. This might just be the next boycott, that the NFL is to expensive. for the FANS With that I’ll say BOYCOTT THE NFL AND ALL SPONSORS..

  • Ellen Kent

    We need to get beyond this and get back to NFL FOOTBALL as we knew it . Since this whole thing started, I haven’t watched any games not even from my favorite team.

  • Roy Buster Ranic

    So they are starting to get the point…………by by big money!

  • Diane McMenamin-Corr

    Nothing but cleaning house, including Goodell, will show proof of integrity. They’re a bunch of felons. Right now, neither himself, managers, teams haven’t displayed an ounce of integrity – just arrogance. We don’t care about their “sensibilities”; they’re so-called issues are hollow, overrated, false, and have no business being expressed on the field, at any time. This is all about their hatred for Trump! Get over it – we had to when Obama won.

  • Richard S.

    Is there a way we can get the fans who attend the games to NOT ATTEND. I think that would add tremendously to the impact. There must be a way this could be organized. I would just love to see on a news cast a near or empty stadium. I know it’s a big sacrifice being how expensive their tickets must be. And Blacks, take notice,the majority of white people are condemning Goodell even though he is white. So you see just because he’s white we whites don’t stick up for him when he has done wrong. Please learn a lesson from that, were not all racist, we just want justice. Isn’t that what your protest is about “justice” ?

  • Michael Heagney

    I think Jimmy below did a good job discussing the issue. Only fines or mandatory removal from the field will end the disrespect.

  • fidel

    NFL job requirements , background check , domestic violence check, your Fired. No felon’s just like any other job requirements. It’s a racket to pay the worst of the worst. They played futbal with there celly. Sic folks in the NFL.

  • CUZIN ERN

    If the NFL is 90 % black, how many has this to do with 99 percent of the crowds WHO are not black EXPECTING THE OVER PAID PLAYERS TO STAND WITH FIRST NOTE OF THE ANTHEM, OR WOULD THEY RATHER KEEP ACTING LIKE GREASE BALLS AND DO SOMETHING ELSE LIKE STARTING RIOTS JUST FOR SHIT AND GIGGLES?

  • Rap Scallion

    Where the hell was his brain when they started this…..did he think we would suck it up and love the outrage over our national anthem…….WHAT THE HELL WAS HE THINKING????? He was never tuned in or he was listening to someone behind him whispering in his ear!

    He is the COMMISSIONER, the leader, the man in charge, the head clown in the NFL Circus……..He was there when they wanted to honor cops and said NOOOOOO! SCREW YOU GOODELL…….go find another job!

    • barbara

      THIS MAN ROGER GOODELL IS AN IDIOT I’VE SAID ONCE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN AND AGAIN HE IS A COWARD

  • vinny

    YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING YOU NIGGER LOVING PUSSY!!!

  • RockyMtn1776

    Wants to move on ? I’ll bet they do after losing almost all of their fans, a huge amount of revenue and any respect for good sportsmanship they may have had. Almost all players and team owners have shown their true colors most fans will NOT be back. You allowed these overpaid gladiators to destroy the sport and as such your teams committed national suicide.

  • Too late now suffer your fate. Communism always reaches down to the easiest to control. When the communists win they win and when they lose they win. Look at what they did to the boy scouts and destroyed the NFL. Those who divide us will destroy us. The communists already control Pornowood, the media and the democrat party. No GOD, No country, No Flag, No anthem and no kids but lots of taxable dope coming to a dinner table near you. Drugs is chemical warfare. The Russians and the Chinese have separate drug routes into the USA since the 60’s. Abortion kills American babies who are replaced by immigrants to balkanize the nation and destroy American spirit. spirit of America party.

  • KYRepublican

    If he really wants to move “beyond it” then he should move to another countr and take all hiss as—le players with him. Goodbye yiy commie Ba—-d

  • Arnold Young

    Honor the flag and our national anthem or you will be out of a job or fined so heavily your paycheck,which is financed by us, will be very very small.

  • Joe Varga

    Let them move to China and play there! Too many have been jerks for a long time- what have they done to better society? NOTHING!!!

    • barbara

      how about moving to North Korea now there is a FINE COUNTRY for JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS HA HA HA HA HA but of course the good old USA is SO HORRIBLE AND SOOO TERRIBLE SUCH INJUSTICE TO LIVE IN

  • Bella Gray

    Tom Chapman New Buffalo Junior – Senior High School
    wrote this with the following request and why:
    — SHARE, SHARE, SHARE —
    National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along (copy and paste, like I did here) to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin

    In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his blackout 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.

    In 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?

    You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.

    Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.

    You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s. College was not an option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to summer workouts. He went to basic training.

    You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.

    Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.

    You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.

    Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

    You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers. You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

    On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest.

    He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV. When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television. While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

    To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us.

    You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far.

    You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I am done with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.
    https://conservativetribune.com/nfl-star-now-promising/

    • barbara

      you said everything that I was thinking WELL SAID

      • Bella Gray

        😊 Did you see the latest? After MNF Ratings Come in…NFL Owners Now Consider Making Historic Move
        … The ratings from “Monday Night Football” have now come in, and one look at them sent NFL decision makers scrambling to backpedal from the national anthem controversy.

        According to Deadline, the Vikings-vs-Bears game was an all-season low in television ratings. That was even with a much-hyped “Star Wars” movie trailer being shown at halftime, which no doubt boosted the already dismal numbers.

        “Snaring a 7.0 in metered market results, last night’s MNF was down double digits from last week’s Kansas Chiefs’ 29-20 victory over the Washington Redskins,” Deadline reported. “That comes a day after Sunday Night Football also hit a season low with its ratings down too.”

        While many NFL players continue to insult the American flag by refusing to stand during the national anthem, executives in the league are apparently starting to panic.

        CNBC reported on Tuesday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell — who defended the protests until it hit his pocketbook — is planning a meeting to change the rules and specifically require players to stand.
        https://conservativetribune.com/nfl-ratings-mnf/

  • desert fox

    Too late lily liver Commissioner NoBalls. The NFL is dead dead dead and you are part of the reason. Now that you and the owners are losing money you want the American fans to bail out the black ass hole……TOO LATE! America PULEEEEEZ continue to boycott all NFL activities, product sales, all games, commercial products. sponsors and advertisers. Our actions are proving – THEY NEED US; BUT WE DON’T NEED THEM. I am totally enjoying my Sundays as family outing days. An so are they.

  • Robert Uda

    There’s one idiot who threatened Trump. That thug should be in prison. Another idiot threatened that he would get out of foolsball if he is forced to stand and show respect for the flag, anthem, nation, vets, wounded warriors, and those heroes that were KIA. I say good riddance to that idiot and don’t let the NFL (No Fans Left) door hit your big butt on the way out. There are nothing but dolts in the NFL, and it starts from the commissioner all the way down to the rich slaves playing a stupid sport.

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  • Robert Uda

    NFL Existential Solution

    Attention all NFL fans, advertisers, team owners, coaches, and players:

    I will tell you why the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, is an ineffective dolt. It is because the NFL team owners hire him and pay his exorbitant salary! He is responsive to their beck-and-call. To retain his job, all he needs to keep happy is over 50% of the team owners. What a political crock!

    On the other hand, President Trump caters to nobody–except the people. That is where he earns his power to get things done–i.e., through We the People.

    Now, the NFL should change the hiring process of the NFL Commissioner to the football fans (just like “We the People”!). An appropriate percentage from each game’s ticket revenues and from the TV commercial income should go into a special fund that pays the NFL Commissioner’s salary.

    That way, if he is responsive to the fans (i.e., We the People), more fans will show up to games, more will watch games on TV, and he would make more money. If he dissatisfies the fans (i.e., We the People), they will stop buying tickets and stop watching football games on TV. The fund goes down, and so does his salary because his salary should only be a certain percentage of the special fund.

    Therefore, his salary goes up and down depending on how he responds to the fans, not the owners, not the coaches, and certainly not the stupid players. That is why POTUS Donald Trump is so very successful in getting things done. President Ronald Reagan did the same thing by working through “We the People.”

    Now, can you see why Roger Goodell is feckless as the NFL Commissioner? He has absolutely no power that comes from the fans. That is where the solution to this existential problem lies with the NFL. So it is written; so let it be done!

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    • John

      I like your idea!!!!

      • Robert Uda

        It will work well if we can get all of those idiots in the NFL and NFLPA to agree with making that important change. It is a required existential change or they will die on the vine.

  • John

    I have a simple idea to Roger Goodell:

    1. Apologize to the nation, the American people, the military and law enforcement, and their NFL fans for disrespecting the flag and our national anthem. Excuses, half baked window dressing such as the linking of arms won’t work anymore. No guarantees but it is a start in the long path of earning your fan’s respect back.
    2. Have the sponsors help in uniting the nation, LEAVE THE POLITICS OUT OF THE NFL!!! THE FANS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ALL THAT and maybe get sponsors that can do TV spots on some of the wholesome causes these athletes are really passionate about than taking a knee for it.

  • GuardianFlame

    Oh it will cool off when the FANS vacate the football world and the player’s revenue plummets! Say Goodbye to your plush paychecks jerkoffs, you did it to yourselves. Stupid is as stupid does.

    If you can’t respect our country’s flag, GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY! We don’t want any disrespectful jerkoffs playing football or any other games in our towns! Either you’re American all the way through and respect our country’s symbols or you can leave!

    Football can be a game of idiots – in this case, that inflated bladder is another symbol of the player’s ego – blown up and over inflated!
    No one feels sorry for a bunch of idiot losers…no one!

    HEY Simpletons — see your future in the Welfare lines. Football players may be rich now, but with no future for the NFL, where will they play? Who cares if they ever play again? No one I know…

  • Yojinbo67

    First off, these players have been pampered since Junior high. They are atheletic entertainers. Secondly, they are being paid multiple times more than most BA/BS colleege graduates. If they want to piss and moan about their situation, let them go somewhre else. For instance, chose any country in Africa and see if they will earn as much. Or with their degree, let them get a job. Oh surprise, they won’t be earning the money they are playing sports. Llet me emphasis ‘playing’ sports. Also, I wouild suggfest they look ionto the history of slavery and find out about how one African tribe would capture and sello another tribe into slavery. Yoiu know like blacks selloing blacks. Lastly, if they are looking for sympathy. iot can be found in the dictionary between ‘shit’ and ‘syphilis.’

  • kcCal

    Lest we forget, Kaepernick started this mess after his Marxist girlfriend lit him up. He then started wearing clothes depicting cops as pigs, praising Fidel Castro and claiming the police were murdering minorities indiscriminately. So, how does that support his claim that the US is fostering “social injustice” and “racial inequality”?
    The fact that Roger Goodell didn’t stop this left wing political motivation speaks volumes about his weak leadership. Don’t Marxists want to overthrow the capitalistic form of government? Isn’t disrespecting its flag and national anthem further manifestation of this objective?

  • David Mangum

    Screw the Players and the NFL, I’m done with Traitors, You will go Bankrupt before I ever watch another game, Since when do Football Millionaire’s get to be the P.C. Police, All I see is Entitled Racists Playing the Victim and Hate Card, Go BLM into Bankruptcy, Football is dead to me, Boycott Forever.

  • cathylovesyou

    NFL I am over it, I haven’t watched an NFL game since so many players joined in with Communist Karranek or whatever. Owners be Owners your player are ignorant we understand but why but up with it. Bye

  • oscar weit

    Unfortunately, all of a sudden, now you are finding out AMERICANS care more about our Country and not watching your so called CARED players. this sure is hurting your pocket book…. well you should have been fired last year when you let this happen the first time that EX 49er took a knee… too late to try and make excuses now… I will never watch another football game (or basketball game either!! thank you Curry and Lebron) What a shame!! Oh and I saw a comment about “WE” the players should picket and not play…. halarious, guess what I’ll watch you on the picket line!!! :)) when I see them buying their kneeling time with their own money.. oh ummm I take it back, I won’t watch that either…

    • barbara

      me too

  • William In

    If they don’t want to respect our country they can always go to Europe and play soccer.

  • Consultant

    The assessment put forth in this article, is really naive. … . The LEFT players, Colin Kapernick being the initial cause of the Protest, feels Police Brutality, directed at Blacks, his calling attention to Brutality and Misdirected Police Policies, would have been better served, if he were to choose a better venue; like Chicago, Baltimore or Seattle. … . Kapernick has been indoctrinated by his Left Wing, Islamic Radical Wife, I see no future for him, in any sport or anywhere until he finally figures out; The United States of America’s the only Country, where Freedom of Speech is real. … . It’s not anyone condemning Kapernick for his Protest, it’s the way and how he conducted his campaign against the Flag and Anthem. … . Remember, Don’t Tread on Me. … . America’s ability and resilience, should never be taken lightly. … . NFL Fans, like NASCAR Fans, are Patriots, First and Fans, Second. … . The significance of the Snake, we are Poised and will Strike if necessary. … . Never take our Kindness, for Weakness, We are Not Racist, but yes, there are some in our country, that are and those also include Blacks. … .

    The one issue, I fail to understand; Why doesn’t Black America, stand up, intervene, to stop the Killings of Black Youth, these imbeciles must read the paper, watch TV, so why . … ? Kapernick’s antics, just feed into the narrative of it’s us against them and for that, he’s Ignorant. … . Colin, you keep that Stinking Thinking, however you surely have no idea, what the root cause of Racial Strife is about. … . How about the Democrats, having the Black Vote for over 60 years that I know of and perhaps longer, yet, they were the ones, that fought the Civil Rights Legislation, you tell me. … ? Then to make matters worse, the Democrats, would only, ever give them a Hand Out; Never a Hand Up . … . Colin, you are so misguided. … .

    Roger Goodell, he totally misjudged the NFL Audience, oh did he. … . The Redneck, the Die Hard Fan, and the Casual Fan, they all are Americans First, NFL Football Fans Last. … . I know of Restaurants, where the, Waiters, Waitresses, Cooks, Bartenders and the Owner, all Voted, to not watch NFL Games this year. … . They will no longer have NFL Team Fridays, No Longer will don their favorite Hometown Teams Jersey’s or promote that Team. … . However, NASCAR’s been given a shot in the arm, all but Dale Earnhardt Jr., he’s in the Media Tank now and can stay there. … . His Fan Base, has fallen as well . … .

    America’s the only Country, that stands between Freedom and Tyranny, the World Over . … . And these Spoiled Overpaid Athletes, Dare to call our Great Country anything but, forget them. … . For they Need the Fans, the Fans, most certainly don’t need them . … . Vote with your AMERICAN $$$$ Dollars and invest elsewhere for entertainment. … .

  • Doxie

    SIMPLE: Boycott the sponsors, turn off the NFL. Maybe when the flood of $$$ slows like maple syrup running uphill on a frosty day, the NFL might get a clue that the disrespectful behavior of their overpaid, spoiled poop-dips is not acceptable.

  • Tim

    You people keep saying they are not patriotic. They are only HALF Americans. They are more loyal to Africa. I suggest we collect money for a #boatridehalfwaytoAfrica. Load em’ up ! SHIP em out’

  • jimdarnall

    It’s time Goodell step up and be a boss. The NFL is a business organization and thus should be ran as a business. These are employees breaking rules. For God’s sakes owners do your jobs and make these idiots pay the consequences because breaking rules certainly shouldn’t be the norm. The American people want to watch football and hear the National Anthem like we always have. If these overpaid athletes want to do something worth while have them go into some of these struggling communities and preach hard work, commitment and honesty. Maybe that’s better than crying victim all the time.

    • barbara

      you said it. Right on

  • aikenguy

    This simple fact is discouraging to me. These bums have already put millions of dollars into their bank accounts or investments. They already have more than they will need to live royally. They majority of them are financially set, but there will be the few whose high hopes will be diminished. Most college high draft picks may be the most affected. In essence, most players will do as they please. The wealthy owners have the ultimate, but weak, control of their “employees”. Not many have the courage of Dallas owner Jerry Jones who has threatened to fire those employees who ignore his instructions. As long as there is college football, I can do without the NFL.and the law breaking private lives of it’s players.

  • barbara

    fire Roger Goodell. He is NOT A LEADER ONLY A COWARD don’t want to hurt the multimillionaires and their 6 houses, 3 escalades etc. etc. etc. etc. I’m still not watching any of the NFL games just don’t care any more

  • dan

    It is going to be very difficult to put the genie back in the bottle. Millions of Americans who are patriotic plus millions of us veterans who respect the National Anthem and the flag our friends are buried under and yes the flag we will be buried under. Add to that number all our relatives that feel the same way and the people who respect law enforcement and you have a very large group!

  • dan

    Oh, I forgot, the many people that are just finding out just what law breakers many of the NFL players are and are turned off by this knowledge and you have an even larger group. Most women seem to be really turned off by the abuse of girlfriends and wives. I wonder why? No, I do not!

  • I agree but every person affilated with his organization, especially those who somehow support those protestor should be force to see this short video.
    https://www.facebook.com/raiderfit/videos/1699621613390306/ and every

  • Elisabeth Day

    Let them stand on their head if they want to protest. But they all must sop this nonsense and stand and show respect for the flag, the national anthem and the United States of America.

  • Jim Norris

    N.F.L. No Friends Left!!!

  • Robert Early

    At this point, it no longer matters to me what Goodell does or does not do. My family and I are done with Professional Sports and their sponsors permanently.

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  • Askjrsk

    I just bet he want to move from this disrespect to America, sweep it under the rug and fill those seats and sell those season tickets. Only in your Weinsteins wet dreams there, Goodell. Fu ck you.

  • Randy Lewis

    Move past the anthem problem? There is no moving past it you moron! You and the players have already let us know that you are unpatriotic, unappreciative money grubbers! You are too chicken shit to enforce what should be an automatic American response to the national anthem and our flag. You are a piss poor excuse for a commissioner and a man! Happy bankruptcy as far as I’m concerned. I want nothing to do with any of you !

  • siddrain

    The NFL has a policy in their by-laws concerning the proper procedure when the National Anthem is played. Players and teams can be fined for violating this procedure. Where are the fines.

  • Vicki M

    Goodell is a 44 million dollar salaried example of the “Peter Principle”. Someone who is elevated to the level of his inability.

  • G.Mann

    Memo to Goodell:

    NFL now “stands” for “No Fans Left” …. Any advertisers or sponsors associated with NFL are now blacklisted for eternity. Along with hundreds of thousands other Americans who DO STAND with their Right hand over their heart for the National Anthem, in respect for our Nation, and all who served to make it the greatest Nation in the history of the world, I choose NOT to spend money or time watching or supporting your organization.

    Football is a game… Your Association has chosen to make it political…. The votes are in, YOU LOSE. There will NOT be a rematch… America Wins.

  • I am having a hard time with this issue. It has nothing to do with protest. The constitution provides specific language for peaceful protest. The issue is the disrespect of the National anthem and the flag raising. There are many ways to protest. The way that is being used is disgraceful. That is the issue that is offending many citizens, myself included. It will end when the players switch to a different tactic to protest.

  • game50

    Then tell your players to STAND …. after all they’re getting paid from the American people…if they don’t like it here then they should go to another country and see just how much money and freedom that they would have…not much….PLAY FOOTBALL OR GET OFF THE FIELD….

  • tCotUS

    I’m not just boycotting the NFL…But hitting them in the pocket book, boycotting their sponsors…Time to wake them up America.

  • Diane McMenamin-Corr

    “Like many of our fans,” Goodell wrote, “we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”

    What we’re not hearing is, “adhere to the rules, or else”.

    “We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues,” he continued.

    Excuse me?? You care DEEPLY about your players??

    They’re a bunch of money-grabbing cokeheads and wife beaters. This is what you care deeply about!! Thumbing their noses at everything this country has ever stood for. Yes, I would consider beating up your wife a “critical social issue”.

    “The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players.”

    When did the Anthem become a barrier?? It happens to be the glue to holding this country together. Goodell supports the trash that has become the country’s embarrassment.

  • RussellRightWing

    Come on Roger, end this nonsense. Simply tell them that if they don’t follow the already established rules and take their protests off the field, they are not going to get any more million dollar pay checks. If you, or the owners don’t feel that you can expect them to follow the already established rules, then we, the public, are done paying you, and good luck next year signing contracts for more million dollar contracts with these pansies. The rules, which should not have to exist, actually do. They require honoring and respecting our country.

    Oh, the other thing? NO MORE taxpayer funded stadiums for any of you guys! None whatsoever!!! Build your own damn stadiums to protest in.

  • Truth Detector

    Dropped cable TV because of ESPN. No more NFL in 2017. We’ll see what happens when we boycott anything the NFL. promotes my guess is that the same idiots, will do the same thing and loose me and many others in 2018. Do it once and you lost for the season, no do overs

  • samiam

    It appears as though the NFL has said they were allowing the decision making on this matter up to the players!
    No NFL yet for me! A lot of people are watching college football instead!

  • MIKE6080

    think the nfl should be disbanded

  • John Wirts

    When he let one player disrespect the flag, our country, and the police, with out any punishment. The Comish lost all credibility, that set the stage for this year’s round of protests. It’s going to take more then a “players should stand for the anthem” response, to turn this around. With a quarterback with a broken back, due to fallout from the protests. To owners joining their players in the protest, the FORMER FANS ARE FED UP!!! They’re boycotting and many say they won’t come back even if the league is successful in stopping the protests! Just like the Dixie Chicks, they will find their fan base will not put up with their SH**!

  • Joe Sam

    the day of the model athletie are gone only a few left the rest are nothing but over paid bullies who think the country owes them something because of skin color . you are owed nothing but what you work for the rest is BS .you want respect you give respect ,stop using color as a crutch ,stop using the excuese that its white folks world its everyones world but you have to earn it like everyone else .try standing up and being areal person ,stop blaming others for your problems .i have lived with people of color served with them ,worked with them ,eat with them decent god fearing people .so stop the BS AND get with the program .many have and made a life .OLD VET .

  • Dana

    ..me thinks it’s too late baby….

  • Alan

    Boycott these ignorant players! The NFL is dead until they honor our flag and the ignorant players who knelt are punished!

  • jimdarnall

    Goodell must first realize what his position is for God’s sake. He is the Commissioner and has set the rules that are already in place. The NFL is not a political staging ground for misinformed overpaid football players. He needs to get some balls, be the boss and uphold the rules. There is nothing more needed.

  • John D

    Fire Goodall and get a decent commissioner and this will go away

    • rivahmitch

      That would be just a first step. However, there are still owners who condoned the nonsense and players who did it. Some things just don’t heal that easily.

  • rivahmitch

    Team and brand loyalties decades deep have been erased in weeks. That’s a remarkable (negative) accomplishment. It’s hard, but not impossible to change Sunday habits.

  • Warpaint

    NFL is dead to me

  • I guess the NFL thinks they can outlast the protests. This one will outlast the rude, highly paid jerks. Bye Bye, NFL!

  • kassa1

    If the people would stick together the care about this country and not watch any professional football anymore, it will serve them right and maybe when you’re eating from the soup kitchen no understand.

  • Chili Bean

    If you’re going to be the leader of an organization you need to exhibit leadership. Leadership means accessing a situation and make a decision based on reality, not personal preference or taking the easy way out. Regardless of which way the decision goes it will be popular with some and not popular with others, in fact you may not even like your own decision. The worst decision to make is a no-decision decision, which is exactly the decision that Goodell made. He’s running a business. All businesses are based on the bottom line and he is destroying the NFL bottom line for years to come. It doesn’t matter how talented or good an employee is if they are too much trouble, have too much of a cloudy history or just difficult to work with, they’re just not worth having around. There may will be lawsuits, but the lawsuits will be cheaper than destroying your customer base. A couple of heavy duty firings to establish reality will quickly put things in order, besides there are many fine young patriots with almost the same talent out there ready and willing to do the job. Mr. Goodell may be very talented in business but his no-decision decision indicates a complete lack of leadership. Mr. Goodell should be the first to go!

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