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LA-born National Football League owner in pickle with Cowboys players, president

13 October, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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"A big salute to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who will BENCH players who disrespect our Flag."Stand for Anthem or sit for game!"

The players seemed blindsided, Yahoo Sports said, "and had a team meeting Wednesday to discuss it according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport".

Players had been told to bring their concerns about Jones' comments to the meeting.

One player said Jones expected the Cowboys will continue to stand during the anthem.

"We're going to respect the flag, and I'm going to create the perception of it, ".

National Football League players have been kneeling during the anthem this season to highlight racial injustice this season but Jones reiterated in a team meeting on Wednesday that he would no longer tolerate the practice.

"There is a debate about standing for the flag, being disrespectful, so I am removing us from that debate", he said.

United Labor Unions Local 100 filed a complaint against the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones with the National Labor Relations Board, arguing that Jones threatened his players' jobs by unjustly imposing a condition to which they must adhere.

Before the anthem of that game, players stood arm in arm with Jones, other front office executives, coaches and staff and took a knee. On Sunday, Vice-President Mike Pence left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis early after around half a dozen 49ers players knelt during the anthem. He said there have been numerous conference calls with the players' association regarding the situation.

"If somebody says, 'I'm kneeling for what I believe in, ' then they should be able to do that because that's what this country is about".

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick didn't say much to reporters after Jones' speech, but his feelings about the message from his President Trump-supporting owner rang out loud and clear.

Bailey said the team's focus did not appear to be affected Wednesday. "We're *allowed* to support that", Scandrick said.

President Trump praised Jones for the move in a tweet Monday night.

Meanwhile, Lions safety Glover Quin, who is Detroit's union representative, said that when the NFLPA responds to Jones' remarks, it won't be ambiguous.

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