The NAACP issued a Tuesday press release charging Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, with violating NFL players’ free speech rights by threatening to bench players who continue to kneel during the national anthem.
In their statement, the organization indicated that it plans to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “in order to determine how he can best protect his players.”
The organization faces an uphill battle if it hopes to change Goodell’s mind. Just yesterday, the commissioner sent a letter to all 32 NFL teams, stating, “The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of the game.”
Goodell also indicated that the league believes that “everyone should stand.”
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