Fox’s Stuart Varney Says NFL Players Who Protest Shouldn’t Get Paid: They’re ‘Biting the Hand That Feeds Them’

Fox Business’s Stuart Varney declared on Friday that he agrees 100 percent with President Donald Trump‘s assessment of NFL players who kneel, arguing they should not be paid if they protest during the national anthem. Speaking to Fox Business colleague Maria Bartiromo, Varney said of the most recent wave of NFL protesting that it “looks to me like another season begins and everybody loses.” Varney went on to explain that no disciplinary action will be taken against these players because the NFL is still in talks with the unions. “I Continue reading "Fox’s Stuart Varney Says NFL Players Who Protest Shouldn’t Get Paid: They’re ‘Biting the Hand That Feeds Them’"

Trump Trashes NFL Players For Anthem Protests: Most Are ‘Unable to Define’ What They Are Protesting

President Donald Trump weighed in on NFL protests as a number of players knelt, raised their fists or stayed in the dressing room during the national anthem as the league’s pre-season gets underway. “The NFL players are at it again,” Trump tweeted, “taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.” “Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define,” he continued. “They make a fortune doing what they love……” The president finished his thought a Continue reading "Trump Trashes NFL Players For Anthem Protests: Most Are ‘Unable to Define’ What They Are Protesting"

Trump Slammed on Twitter for Going After NFL Again: ‘The Michael Cohen Tape Must Be Bad…’

President Trump dredging up the NFL anthem controversy over the newest developments there was very clearly viewed as a means of moving on from, well, all the bad news for him this week. The President is still dealing with Helsinki fallout and this new Michael Cohen bombshell and, after a dig at the “fake news” again, tweeted this tonight: Trump has, of course, exploited this issue over and over and over, including at that “celebration of America” event after the Eagles fracas last month. And so a lot of people on Twitter called out Continue reading "Trump Slammed on Twitter for Going After NFL Again: ‘The Michael Cohen Tape Must Be Bad…’"

Trump Goes After the NFL Over Anthem Policy: Standing With ‘Hand on Heart’ Should Be in Contracts!

It’s executive time again. President Donald Trump sounded off on Twitter tonight about the “fake news” yet again and the NFL protests. For the second or third day in a row, Trump lashed out at the “fake news” coverage of his disastrous press conference with Vladimir Putin, though this time he at least didn’t call them the enemy of the people: But because the NFL’s anthem policy is now on hold, the President decided to exploit the issue again to change the subject from the continued Helsinki fallout Continue reading "Trump Goes After the NFL Over Anthem Policy: Standing With ‘Hand on Heart’ Should Be in Contracts!"

NFL Suspends New Anthem-Kneeling Rules Amid Deadlock With Players

NFL Kneeling Protest President Trump won’t like this at all. The National Football League has announced that they’re putting a hold on their previously announced new policy that would penalize players for taking a knee during the national anthem. The league released a joint statement Thursday with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), saying “no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.”
“The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy.”
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NFL Star Jurrell Casey Vows to Protest During National Anthem This Season: I’ll ‘Take a Fine’

Tennessee Titans star defensive end Jurrell Casey says he will not abide by a new National Football League rule aimed at ending the national anthem controversy. Instead, he will simply pay the fines and keep on protesting. Speaking to CNN Sports Wednesday while in London, Casey said the rule won’t stop him. “I’m going to take a fine this year, why not?” the three-time Pro-Bowler said during the exclusive interview. “I’m going to protest during the flag. That’s what I’m going to say now.” In a new policy enacted in May, teams will be subjected to fines if one of their players protests during the anthem. However, it also gives the players the option to remain in the locker room if they choose to do so. The team also has the option of paying the fine or passing it along to the player. The NFL also left Continue reading "NFL Star Jurrell Casey Vows to Protest During National Anthem This Season: I’ll ‘Take a Fine’"

Trump Says NFL Ratings Are Down Because Everyone is Watching Him on TV Instead

President Donald Trump opined Wednesday that the NFL’s ratings haven’t suffered because players took a knee during the anthem, instead, they’ve suffered because Trump rallies are pulling down crazy numbers on cable news. “We’re making them rich,” Trump said of television networks. “They never had ratings like this. When the NFL is down 20 percent. It’s the flag but it’s also the fact that everybody’s watching us on the different cable networks.” Trump is a professed opponent of players kneeling during the national anthem and has also reportedly never been an enormous fan of the NFL. “Because frankly, they find this more exciting than the NFL and a hell of a lot more dangerous, right?” he added to cheers from the Trump-supporting crowd. “And is there any better place to be on a nice beautiful evening in North Dakota than at a Trump rally, right? We’re having a Continue reading "Trump Says NFL Ratings Are Down Because Everyone is Watching Him on TV Instead"