Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Cowboys player plays anti-Trump rap song in locker room

Cowboys player plays anti-Trump rap song in locker room

Jerry Jones had a meeting with players and coaches on Wednesday and said his stance on the national anthem was to play the bad guy role to deflect attention from the players.

In the meeting, Jones sought to ensure that players also saw the bigger picture regarding the business side of the situation, including concerns over TV ratings and sponsors, the source said.

According to several reports, players did not discuss what happened in the meeting, with most declining to comment.

Defensive end David Irving was one of two Cowboys to raise a fist after the national anthem on Sunday.

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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.

"I believe he has the right to do that as an employer", Kornheiser said, adding that he dismissed Miami Dolphins owner Dennis Ross' new rule that protesting players must stay in the tunnel during the anthem.

Well, according to The Intercept columnist Shaun King, Jones' order to Cowboys players to stand during the anthem runs even deeper than we realize.

As far as what constitutes "disrespecting the flag", Jones said: "You'll know it when you see it". That's because the Cowboys owner, apparently under pressure from Trump, said that any Cowboys player who disrespects the flag won't play for the team.

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Place-kicker Dan Bailey, who also is a captain, serves as the Cowboys' representative to the NFL Players Association. On Sunday, Vice-President Mike Pence left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis early after around half a dozen 49ers players knelt during the anthem. "I think Mr. Jones should just say, 'I stepped out of line.' Fine".

"Yesterday's meeting was about Jerry stating his position, and I think it was well received", the head coach said.

As the media entered the locker room on Wednesday, a song by YG and Nipsey Hussle came through Scandrick's wireless speakers. "We're *allowed* to support that", Scandrick said. Protests increased around the league after President Donald Trump criticized them.

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