Jones Wanting Players To Stand For National Anthem "To Remove Debate"

Carla Harmon
October 13, 2017

A big salute to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who will BENCH players who disrespect our Flag."Stand for Anthem or sit for game!"

Vice President Pence left Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Fransisco 49ers after several 49ers players knelt during "The Star-Spangled Banner". "But if there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play", Jones said. Jones then stood and linked arms with them during the anthem.

"The implication that we are not respecting the flag is not going to be accepted" said Dallas Cowboys owner/General Manager Jerry Jones.

Jones wasn't the only owner who suddenly didn't appear to be so united with his players.

Jones, who has owned the team for almost 28 years, says the issue is truly a 'workplace issue.' In fact, Jones says the edict to stand is in the Cowboys operating manual.

Kneeling during the anthem was a protest started last season by Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness about police brutality and social injustice.

Jones said he spoke with Trump after that demonstration and "He shared with me that there'd been a rule on the books in our game operations ... that's been there for years ..."

The only player who got to 2,000 faster than those two is Eric Dickerson, who needed just 18 games to get there.

Afterwards, Pence tweeted that he wouldn't "dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag or our National Anthem".

Now one owner - who happens to be friends with Trump - has publicly declared that his team's players are banned from protesting during the anthem. "We will not. if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play". 'We will not disrespect the flag'.

But three players did not join the team on the field during the anthem on Sunday.

Journalist Shaun King said players on at least seven teams were told they must stand for the anthem this week.

For Sunday's game, all the Cowboys players stood during the anthem.

Stephen Ross, who was an advocate for players protesting in the past during the national anthem, changed his views on the issue after comments Trump made saying players should be fired and referred to them collectively as "son of a b***h". "You absolutely have to have the ultimate respect for Rodgers in terms of his team", Jones said. "It's so important if that's what the country is looking at to look at it differently ..."

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