Common Says Jerry Jones Has Slave Owner Mentality

Sheri Evans
October 13, 2017

Jerry Jones' spin campaign on his national anthem stance started in a team meeting Wednesday, and some of the players who would speak to reporters afterward did not appear to be buying it. Another said the players had a better feeling for Jones' comments, because at first he wondered if Jones had turned against them, according to the source.

Jones later clarified he meant kneeling or sitting during the anthem was what he considered disrespectful.

Local 100 of the United Labor Unions filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board in Fort Worth on Tuesday, saying that Jones has violated the National Labor Relations Act with his threats.

On Wednesday, Trump praised the National Football League for demanding players stand, which the National Football League later fact-checked.

Well, according to The Intercept columnist Shaun King, Jones' order to Cowboys players to stand during the anthem runs even deeper than we realize. On Sunday he said that "any player who disrespects the flag or does not stand for the anthem will not play in the game". "Goes against everything he told us in Arizona", one player anonymously told ESPN, referring to Jones kneeling with the team before their game against the Cardinals, and then standing and linking arms with them for the playing of the anthem.

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Place-kicker Dan Bailey, who also is a captain, serves as the Cowboys' representative to the NFL Players Association. And that happens with our players and our coaches each and every day - situations they have with their families, whether they're health concerns or some of the off-field issues that we all deal with in our lives. "So in that forum, I'm more of just a middleman, be an ear here in the locker room and provide feedback to them".

Hill, who last month rankled ESPN execs and others over a tweet where she called President Trump "a white supremacist", was suspended Monday for writing on Twitter that people should put pressure on the Cowboys by "not patronizing" the team's advertisers.

"I was listening to my music".

The only player to comment was union representative Dan Bailey.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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