By far, the biggest development of the past week was Papa John’s Pizza blaming black National Football League players, who are protesting police brutality and racism, for a bad quarter of sales. CEO John Schnatter’s so-so pizza business had a disappointing quarter before this one. Nevertheless, Schnatter attempted to heap
The majority of Houston Texans players took a knee during the anthem after their team owner, Bob McNair, reportedly said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” during a meeting between owners and players. McNair’s comment infuriated players, and several players considered a walkout in protest. Wide receiver DeAndre
President Donald Trump threw another Twitter tantrum after several National Football League players protested during the national anthem on Sunday. He accused the NFL of showing “no leadership” when it comes to suppressing the free speech actions of players. But it is not as if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell supports
Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started the movement of taking a knee during the anthem, filed a “grievance” against the National Football League. He alleged owners colluded to prevent him from playing another NFL game because he engaged in protest. “If the NFL (as well as
Vice President Mike Pence engaged in a brazenly shoddy political stunt that likely rejuvenated kneeling protests by NFL players during the national anthem. Pence attended the San Franciso 49ers vs. Indianopolis Colts game. He left right after the anthem and suggested it had something to do with players from the
In the NFL’s third week, players responded to Trump’s comments against those who kneel during the national anthem to protest injustice and systemic racism.