National Football League tells Jerry Jones to shut up about anthem


That's not knocking anyone else who may choose to kneel during the national anthem.

On July 19, the NFL and the National Football League Players Association agreed to table the league's revised anthem policy, while they negotiate a resolution to the issue.

Other NFL players also have spoken out against the Cowboys' owner. If I've let you down in this regard, I do apologize.

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Jones has set that standard for his team given his outspokenness as one of the most vocal owners in the NFL.

Last season, President Trump essentially pitted his supporters against any players who protest demanding that National Football League owners fire any player who kneels. The Seahawks were among the first teams to demonstrate as a team, linking arms as a show of "unity" that season. "A player can use illegal drugs, time and time again, and still play, but you take a knee to protest the racial injustice in America, and now you've crossed a line that he will not allow". But Sherman said the owner shouldn't have apologized, saying McNair "meant what [he] said".

Sherman, for his part, has not knelt during the anthem in the two seasons since the protest movement began.

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The NFL started requiring players to be on the field for the anthem in 2009, the year it signed a marketing deal with the military.

For now, Jones been following the NFL's decree to stay silent on the anthem and refused to take questions on the topic in interviews on Sunday.

That condition wasn't acceptable to Fox 4, and the channel canceled the interview at the last minute. It's not like we've heard the last from Jones on this subject, either.

Jones, who broke protocol by speaking out on the issue last week, is indicating he's going to shush up for real this time. And when he was told about the mistake he was making, he still left his cap on.

"They're having the conversations; that's awesome", said Sherman, who is a member of the NFLPA's executive committee.

Either way, Jones isn't likely to change his mind - unless the league issues an order regarding that as well.