When New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out publicly against President Trump over the ongoing spat over NFL players kneeling during the "Star-Spangled Banner" ahead of games, the man who previously called the president a “very good friend” was not alone, as multiple owners are beginning to speak out on the issue. "There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics," Kraft said in a statement tweeted by the Patriots. The champion team's CEO came out against Trump after the president made comments during a rally in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday, saying, "Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects
If there are two sides to every story, there are at least twice as many when it comes to NFL players protesting during the national anthem. This is one issue where at least four sides get it wrong -- players, fans, owners and we will give a special category to a state judge in Ohio -- but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a good place to start. I don't blame Jones for expressing pride in the fact that no Cowboys player has joined in the chorus of players protesting during the "The Star-Spangled Banner." "I feel very strongly that everyone should save the moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it," Jones said on his radio show Tuesday. He called other
PHILADELPHIA -- Odell Beckham Jr.'s first touchdown of the season didn't come without a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. The New York Giants wide receiver caught a 10-yard pass early in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, dragging both feet in the end zone, and in his celebration, he appeared to walk like a dog and simulated a dog urinating on the field. "I'm a dog, so I acted like a dog. I don't know if the rulebook said you can't hike your leg. He said I peed on somebody, so I was trying to find the imaginary ghost that I peed on. But I didn't see him," Beckham told reporters following the Giants' 27-24 loss. "Either way it goes, you play football. I wear red and white.