NFL owners voiced concern about 'disastrous' Donald Trump on anthem issue, per recording

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NFL owners voiced concern about 'disastrous' Donald Trump on anthem issue, per recording
NFL owners voiced concern about 'disastrous' Donald Trump on anthem issue, per recording

During a confidential October meeting last year in New York City, around 30 NFL owners, players and executives directly addressed President Donald Trump's rhetoric that criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem. The New York Times obtained audio of the three-hour session and on Wednesday published a story detailing the meeting. “We've got to be careful not to be baited by Trump or whomever else,” Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said, referencing Trump's critical tweets and comments about the NFL. Lurie called Trump's presidency "disastrous" and urged players and owners not to be "divided." At the time, NFL TV ratings were dropping, fans were threatening to boycott and

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