In a pair of early-morning tweets, President Donald Trump once again encouraged football fans to boycott the NFL if the league does not “fire or suspend” players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racism. If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. ...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN.
Matt Light was not happy with his former team on Sunday afternoon. Following President Trump's comments at an Alabama rally on Friday, many players throughout the NFL elected to take a knee during the national anthem prior to their Week 3 contests. Devin McCourty and over a dozen other members of the Patriots took knee during the anthem before their game with the Texans and that did not sit well with the former New England offensive lineman. “If you think that it’s OK to take a knee during our national anthem and disrespect openly the national anthem, you are wrong,” Light told Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “I don’t care if you have a ‘but what about’ or a ‘it’s because of,’ that doesn’t’
Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com's sports business reporter since 2012; previously at ESPN from 2000-06 Appears on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and with ABC News Formerly worked as analyst at CNBC Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday. A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFL's online store, confirmed to ESPN that, over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear, including jerseys and name and number T-shirts, has been ordered than that of any other NFL player. Villanueva beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the top spot. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Dallas