Patriotic Americans are fed up with the NFL’s national anthem protests.
America-hating players routinely disrespect the military and the flag by kneeling during the national anthem.
But someone’s about to pay the ultimate price as the anthem protests are about to cause this massive firing.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is in the middle of contract extension talks.
Goodell is in the midst of a contract that paid $34 million in 2014-2015 – the last year the NFL had to report such numbers.
But there is growing unease among the owners about the lack of leadership Goodell has shown in allowing the anti-American protests to spread like a virus across the league.
“The Cowboys’ Jerry Jones was a leading voice among 17 NFL owners on a conference call Thursday that discussed the possibility of halting commissioner Roger Goodell’s pending contract extension, sources involved with the call told ESPN.
The NFL’s issue with players protesting during the national anthem dominated the conversation at the league owners meetings to the point that other league business, including Roger Goodell’s extension, has been delayed.
There is a growing difference of opinion among owners about Goodell’s overall performance as commissioner, according to sources. The owners on Thursday’s conference call are generally unhappy with Goodell and the NFL’s front office for a variety of reasons, including the player protests staged during the national anthem, issues regarding the relocation of teams to Los Angeles and the league’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case, according to sources.
“You don’t get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it,” one owner said during the call.
Despite the unhappiness, this group of owners is skeptical that it will be able to outright fire Goodell, according to sources. The NFL would need 24 owners to approve Goodell’s ouster. But one person involved in this past week’s conference call compared the NFL’s current situation with Goodell to Major League Baseball’s situation with Fay Vincent in September 1992, when baseball owners voted 18-9 to ask him to step down and replace him with Bud Selig.
“There is, and was, something that is an issue,” said a league source who was not on the conference call and didn’t learn about it until Saturday night. “I’d be very surprised about wanting to change Roger. I’d be shocked about that.”
Yet for all the prominent people who do support Goodell, a contract that was expected to be completed in September has not been finalized as November approaches.
“Maybe Arthur [Blank, the head of the compensation committee] and that committee think they’re on track,” an owner said about Goodell’s extension talks. “But they have a lot more resistance than they counted on — and maybe they don’t know how the resistance is growing as we speak.”
Jones is one of the few team owners to take a stand against the protests.
He said any player who disrespected the flag would be benched.
And Jones made good on his word when he fired a defensive linemen who raised his fist in a racist black power gesture during the playing of the national anthem.
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