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NFL Teams Will be Fined if Players on the Field Kneel During National Anthem

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/23/2018 at 3:00pm
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Prompted by the actions of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick who, in the name of social justice, began taking a knee during the national anthem, the NFL released a new league policy for players during the national anthem.

The league will allow players to remain in the locker room during the national anthem,...

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NFL star Michael Bennett Indicted on Felony Charge of Injury of the Elderly

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A Harris County grand jury indicted Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett on a federal charge of injury of the elderly at the 2017 Super Bowl that took place at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

Bennett allegedly forced his way through security to get on the field to celebrate with his brother and the...

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Trump Reportedly Declines Super Bowl Interview

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President Donald Trump has reportedly decided not to opt of the traditional presidential interview before the Super Bowl game. From The Washington Times:

President Trump is taking his war on the liberal media to the Super Bowl — reportedly declining the recent tradition of a presidential interview with the network televising the...

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NFL Executive Admits #TakeAKnee Protests Have Hurt Attendance

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While the NFL #TakeAKnee protests haven’t been prominent in the news of late, football fans are staying away from NFL games—at least those of the Baltimore Ravens—in droves.

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An NFL executive just gave more credence to the theory that player protests before games have hurt attendance numbers.

Baltimore Ravens president Dick...

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Did Papa John’s CEO Step Down Because He Criticized NFL “Take a Knee” Protests?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:00am 12/22/2017 at 7:00am

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has been in the news a few times this year, usually for issues related to the national anthem protests of the NFL. We have covered this in prior posts:

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NFL Network, ESPN Suspend Analysts, Including Former Football Players, Over Sexual Misconduct Suit

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The NFL Network and ESPN have suspended five analysts due to a former NFL Network stylist’s lawsuit claiming sexual misconduct. This includes two former football stars. From The New York Times:

The NFL Network suspended the analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor pending an investigation in response to the suit.

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NFL Donating $89M to Social Justice Causes

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The NFL’s transition into a social justice organization is complete.

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#TakeAKnee not a winner for the NFL; Week 11 sees 6.3% slump in viewership

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 6:30pm 11/23/2017 at 6:30pm
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NFL players purportedly protesting police brutality have chosen to disrespect our nation’s flag and anthem by kneeling during the anthem and before the American flag.  The NFL’s failure to put a stop to the form of protest its players have decided to take is hurting their ratings.

The New York Post reports:

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Country Singer Neal McCoy Releases Song Aimed At NFL Kneelers

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Country music singer Neal McCoy has released a song entitled “Take a Knee My Ass” in response to NFL players kneeling in protest before our flag and during our national anthem.  McCoy debuted the song on Facebook Live, and it has gone viral.

NBC4 reports:

Neal McCoy debuted his new single, “Take a...

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Jameis Winston Under NFL Investigation for Allegedly Groping Uber Driver

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The NFL has started an investigation over allegations that Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016. BuzzFeed News reported:

A letter, viewed by BuzzFeed News, was sent from the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, Lisa Friel, to the Uber driver on Thursday. “The League has been...

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Papa John’s Surrenders to NFL National Anthem Kneelers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00am 11/15/2017 at 7:00am

Papa John’s, the pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, has been on a mostly bad publicity roller coaster for several weeks. The company’s founder and CEO John Schnatter spoke out against the national anthem protests at NFL games, claiming they were hurting the company’s bottom line.

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Vin Scully Refuses to Watch the NFL Due to Player Protests

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Beloved former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has said that he will never watch another football game due to the player protests during the national anthem. From ESPN:

Said Scully: “Dur...

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Disabled Navy Vet Refuses Honor From Saints Due to Anthem Protests

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A disabled Navy veteran has refused to receive an honor from the New Orleans Saints due to some players taking a knee during the national anthem. From NOLA.com:

Retired Navy Cmdr. John Wells, executive director of the national Military Veterans Advocacy, was named a Peoples Health Champion, an award given by the...

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Jimmy Carter Defends Trump, Criticizes Obama, Hillary, the Media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/23/2017 at 7:00pm
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Former President Jimmy Carter sat down for an interview with Maureen Dowd for the New York Times and dropped some pretty interesting bombs.  Dowd focused her write-up on his answer to her question about acting as a...

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Kaepernick’s Lawyer Believes They Will Prove NFL Collusion

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NFL Wants Players to Stand for Anthem But Won’t Make It a Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:30pm 10/18/2017 at 7:30pm
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that he personally believes that players should stand for the national anthem, but the league will not make it a rule requiring it. From

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Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/18/2017 at 2:30pm
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The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings.

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