The NFL’s reckoning is upon us.
The league has become such a dumpster fire due to multimillionaire spoiled athletes kneeling during the National Anthem that the team owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell were forced to reconcile the problem to save the fans.
And Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was one of the first to make a bold move against these anti-American anthem-kneelers.
The NFL just implemented a brand new rule to ban players from kneeling during the National Anthem.
Those players have a choice of either standing while our great nation’s song is playing or hiding out in the locker room. Hiding out in the locker room is no solution, it’s an anti-American cop-out. It’s almost just as bad.
But the NFL and the NFL Players Association suspended the rule due to the immense backlash.
However, Jerry Jones didn’t get that memo because the “America’s Team” owner went ahead and nipped the problem in the butt by forcing all of his players to stand during the National Anthem.
On Wednesday Jones told reporters when asked what he’ll do in regards to the issue, he said, “Our policy is you stand during the anthem, toe on the line.”
What’s interesting about this statement is the “toe on the line,” part. That is a patriotic direct message to the fans that his players will not step out of line any longer. Texas is one of the biggest states for football and Jones is acknowledging that these protests have hurt his fans and he’s going to put a stop to it.
What’s also remarkable is that the new rule issued by the NFL was just put on hold due to a stalemate with the players association because they can’t find a diplomatic solution to keep the fans that hate the protests and the players that still want to do it happy. That solution is pretty simple; find another way to protest.
The league and players association issued a joint statement, “No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.”
But Jerry Jones thankfully ignored that issuance and instituted his own policy anyway.
He addressed that by saying, “That was put on hold. It did not impact our position, my position, relative to the Cowboys. Our position is real clear: You should stand.”
The Miami Dolphins’ franchise policy was the first to leak to the Associated Press.
The team issued new rules in their nine-page discipline called “Proper Anthem Conduct” where players could be suspended up to four games for violating this amendment by standing during the National Anthem.
Once the news broke, liberals went ballistic about it.
ESPN’s Jemele Hill who is infamously known for calling President Trump a “white supremacist” said the Dolphins’ policy was a “New level of stupidity.”
The outrage didn’t force the league to suspend the new rule, but they sure did cave under the pressure because they’re weak.
Even the Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross backpedaled once the word got out about his new policy.
He said, “The one line sentence related to the national anthem was a placeholder as we haven’t made a decision on what we would do, if anything, at this point.”
A placeholder? What does that even mean? If he’s suggesting that it was only temporary then why not say a permanent ban? Why not say these anti-American players all get pats on the back and a bonus check? There’s no way it was a “placeholder,” it was a response to the backlash.
Thankfully, Jerry Jones is sticking to his guns with his new policy.
“America’s team” is doing the right thing but we’ll see if the NFL steps in and tries to do something about it.