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NFL Owners Are Reportedly Pressuring Their Players to Stop Protesting Here's the Ultimatum Jerry Jones Just Gave Cowboys Players Over Anthem
Kristopher Love | 11 October, 2017, 13:23

On Monday's edition of 'Pardon The Interruption, ' co-host Michael Wilbon blasted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, comparing him to a slave owner for his response to national anthem protests around the entire league.

"If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

According to Jones, the Cowboys should be a break from the news.

I can't wait until @jemelehill gets a platform in which she can give her unfiltered opinion. "Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear". I don't want to cause no attention to nobody else and bring unwanted attention, but on the same token, you know, there's certain things that people are doing it for.

Before their September 25 game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Cowboys players, coaches and staff, which included Jones, stood locked arm in arm and took a knee before the anthem.

Jones said on Sunday that he would bench anyone who shows disrespect to the American flag.

Jones said Sunday, "If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won't play". "We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the (NFL) and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag".

The vice president's actions were condemned by the left as a political stunt, and 49ers safety Eric Reid accused Pence of contributing to "systemic oppression" by leaving the game over the anthem protest.

"He's changed that whole paradigm of what protest is", Ross said of Trump prior to his team's home opener, via the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel.

On Tuesday, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to NFL teams expressing a belief that "everyone should stand for the national anthem" and that the dispute surrounding the issue is "threatening to erode the unifying power of our game".