NFL Owners Caught On Tape Whining About Black Players Kneeling And How They Fear Trump’s Tweets
Several NFL owners were caught on tape whining during a meeting in October 2017 about black players kneeling peacefully before football games — to police brutality of black people — and how they fear President Donald Trump’s tweets.
The meeting was secretly recorded when 30 NFL owners, players and league executives met in New York City, notes The New York Times.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the attendees: “Let’s make sure that we keep this confidential.”
However, that wish for censorship failed when The New York Times has obtained an audio recording of the roughly three-hour meeting.
The multi-millionaire owners were crying the blues because Trump’s tweets were supposedly turning public opinion against the NFL.
The players wanted to talk about why Kaepernick was being blackballed by the owners, but the owners only cared about damage control.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said that fighting for social justice is not “about one person” (Kaepernick), while New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft whined about the players peacefully kneeling:
The problem we have is, we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America. It’s divisive and it’s horrible.
The Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula also whined about Trump’s tweets:
All Donald needs to do is to start to do this again. We need some kind of immediate plan because of what’s going on in society. All of us now, we need to put a Band-Aid on what’s going on in the country.
The Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan grew a spine and said: “All the damage Trump’s going to do is done.”
The Houston Texans owner Bob McNair (pictured above) told the players to stop peacefully protesting against police brutality against black people::
You fellas need to ask your compadres, fellas, stop that other business, let’s go out and do something that really produces positive results, and we’ll help you.
NFL player Eric Reid, who attended the meeting wearing a Kaepernick T-shirt over his dress shirt and tie, said that his former teammate, Kaepernick, was being blackballed:
I feel like he was hung out to dry. Everyone in here is talking about how much they support us. Nobody stepped up and said we support Colin’s right to do this. We all let him become Public Enemy No. 1 in this country, and he still doesn’t have a job.
Pegula’s solution was to parrot the NRA with a black NFL player spokesman to talk about good things:
For years we’ve watched the National Rifle Association use Charlton Heston as a figurehead. We need a spokesman.
For us to have a face, as an African-American, at least a face that could be in the media, we could fall in behind that.