Eagles' Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins rip NFL's 'clumsy' national anthem policy
Both Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins made their opposition to the NFL's national anthem policy clear, saying owners should have consulted players on the rule.“I think it was driven by fear of a diminished bottom line … and the underlying factor is that they are afraid of the president,” Long said Tuesday.
The Eagles' Chris Long spoke out on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell 's silence in the wake of the White House rescinding an invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the start of the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Chris Long is among the most outspoken players in the NFL and on Wednesday set his sights on Roger Goodell over the commissioner’s silence amid the drama this week involving Donald Trump abruptly calling off the Philadelphia Eagles’ planned visit to the White House . Reports surfacing in the
Chris Long is among the most outspoken players in the NFL and on Wednesday set his sights on Roger Goodell over the commissioner’s silence amid the drama this week involving Donald Trump abruptly calling off the Philadelphia Eagles’ planned visit to the White House.
Reports surfacing in the wake of Trump’s last-minute announcement Monday evening appeared to indicate among the reasons the President canceled the event was that it appeared the Eagles would only be sending a small contingent to the White House.
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Malcolm Jenkins. Chris Long . Torrey Smith. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell , on the other hand, has meekly gone into hiding. Not a peep all week. Goodell is fresh off the heels of arguably his biggest disaster yet, a national anthem policy that will fine players not standing for the anthem, mostly
Chris Long rips Roger Goodell over silence on Trump , White House drama . Chris Long is among the most outspoken players in the NFL and on Wednesday set his sights on Roger Goodell over the commissioner’s silence amid the drama this week involving Donald Trump abruptly calling
In fact, a statement issued Tuesday by the White Housefor the sudden cancellation and accused the team of abandoning their fans. Trump instead held a “Celebration of America” event.
Long wonders why Goodell has remained silent amid all the noise.
“He didn’t say anything?” Long said,. “Hey, I don’t speak for the commissioner, if he doesn’t want to stand up for the players, that’s not really my business.”
Long was among the many Eagles playersthe White House ceremony. He was also of the league’s new anthem policy.
Long went on to defend his Eagles teammates despite the criticism coming from Trump and the White House.
“I know my teammates are great men,” Long said. “There’s men of faith in this locker room, there’s men who serve their communities, men who have a lot to give back to people with a lot less, and they don’t have to do that at all. What the commissioner wants to do, that’s not my business.”
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Long , an outspoken supporter of the NFL’s social justice movement, donated In a Twitter exchange with a former Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn on Tuesday night, Long elaborated on Can you produce receipt of you remarking on James Harrison or Tim Thomas skipping a trip to Obama’s White House ?
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Long was not alone in weighing in on the uncomfortable situation as Eagles head coach Doug Pederson alsoas well.
And Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins perhapsin the wake of the canceled event without saying one single word.
The controversy surrounding the situation not surprisingly sparked conversation well beyond NFL circles, including aweighing in on the controversy. Do not expect the debate to quiet down anytime soon.
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