Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

'Stand for anthem or sit for game': National Football League owner's ultimatum to players

'Stand for anthem or sit for game': National Football League owner's ultimatum to players

In a Sunday interview after the Cowboys loss to the Packers, Jones said, "If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. OK?" I know the vice president did leave because in his opinion, the teams were.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took the NFL's battle over the national anthem to a new level this week when he suggested that players who are "disrespectful" to the US flag shouldn't be allowed to play.

Jones also said he's commenting so that he can remove the Cowboys from the debate around the flag and national anthem, adding that "we're going to without question recognize the flag", per Hairopoulos.

"I don't know about that". Garrett said he had not heard from any players regarding Jones' comments, but he spoke with Moore and Irving.

However, Jones has now said that the league can not give any "implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag". "And we have", he added.

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Last month, during a "Monday Night Football" game against the Arizona Cardinals, Jones, the team's coaching staff, and Cowboys players took a knee before the anthem played but were standing again by the time the pop star Jordin Sparks had begun singing the anthem.

"Trump has made [standing for anthem] about patriotism", Ross said before the Dolphins game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He's got rights, too. So however he wants to do it - he felt that not standing for the flag is disrespectful. "I do, too. The league in my mind should absolutely take the rules we've got on the books and make sure that we do not give the perception that we're disrespecting the flag".

After the Cowboys' pregame demonstration in Arizona, President Donald Trump tweeted that he spoke with Jones, calling the owner "a victor who knows how to get things done".

Two weeks ago Jones and the rest of the Cowboys took part in a watered down demonstration where they kneeled before the anthem.

New York Daily News columnist Shaun King reported Sunday that players from seven teams told him "they have been told they have to stand for the Anthem". During the anthem, the Jones family stood arm-in-arm with the players. "He said, 'This could have all been resolved.'" He noted that he and Trump are "friends", but "there are several things we don't agree about'". One of the owners to whom the fake news was attributed was Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "It's so important if that's what the country is looking at to look at it differently ..."

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