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Eagles’ Jeffrey Lurie releases statement in response to Donald Trump comments

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released a statement on Saturday evening following comments made by President Donald Trump. Trump recently called for NFL owners to fire players who protest during the national anthem.

Here’s Lurie’s statement:

The best of us lend our compassion and determination to the aid of others.

Every day I see the genuine dedication and hard work of our players. And I support them as they take their courage, character, and commitment into our communities to make them better or to call attention to injustice. Having spoken with our players, I can attest to the great respect they have for our national anthem and all it represents. We at the Philadelphia Eagles firmly believe that in this difficult time of division and conflict, it is more important than ever for football to be a great unifier
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Titans, Steelers, Chargers agree with Roger Goodell’s statement on President’s remarks

NFL teams have issued a variety of statements over the last couple of days in response to comments from President Donald Trump and some of them have opted to throw their support behind the statement released by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday.

Goodell called the President’s comments “divisive” and said they show a “lack of respect” for the league and players. The owners of the Titans, Chargers and Steelers all cited Goodell’s statement when addressing the issue.

Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk said “I completely agree with Commissioner Goodell” and that she is “proud to stand with our players and support them in their work on and off the football field.” Adams Strunk did not mention the President specifically, but added that she knows anyone making disparaging remarks about players “has to be the result of not knowing what they bring to our communities or what they have accomplished.”

In addition to saying he “wholeheartedly” agrees with Goodell, Chargers owner Dean Spanos said NFL players have been “a force for good” more than anything and that “what our country needs right now is a message of unity, civility and mutual respect.”

Steelers president Art Rooney II called Goodell’s statement “appropriate” and said he has nothing to add at this time.
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Jim Harbaugh thinks Donald Trump should 'check the constitution' after anthem remarks

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh doesn’t agree with President Donald Trump’s belief that NFL players should lose their jobs if they refuse to stand for the national anthem.

Trump has been focused on going after NFL players who protest during the anthem since a rally he had in Alabama on Friday where he called an athlete who would kneel during the anthem a “son of a bitch.”

Harbaugh, who appeared at a rally for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and coached former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to protest the anthem, was asked about Trump’s comments after Michigan’s win over Purdue on Saturday.

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Harbaugh on President Trump's NFL comments: "No, I don't agree with the president. That's ridiculous. Check the Constitution."
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Alt right=fine people. Football players=sons of bitches. Lets reflect on that for a minute.
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Richard Sherman: Donald Trump’s behavior is “unacceptable”

President Donald Trump’s words last night were inflammatory enough to get the NFL to rebuke him (even if they didn’t mention his name).

And a number of players are using even stronger terms to respond to Trump’s profane contention that players who protest during the national anthem should be fired.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman may have voiced the frustrations of players best on Twitter this morning.


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The behavior of the President is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!!

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The President was overly dramatic in what he said.
Yet again..
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Jed York calls President’s remarks “callous” and “offensive”

The anthem protests began a year ago, with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On Saturday, the owner of the 49ers responded to the comments from the Commander-in-Chief regarding players who choose to do the same.

“The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” 49ers CEO Jed York said in a statement issued by the team. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world. The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve them, closer together.”

York’s team already has played this week, so he won’t be asked about the situation by reporters on Sunday or Monday. The other owners undoubtedly will be, regardless of whether they issue statements before then or not.

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LeBron James Tweet Calling Trump A ‘Bum’ Gets 1 Million Likes In Single Day, Most-Liked Tweet Ever By Athlete

LeBron James took to Twitter on Saturday to call Donald Trump a “bum” and slam the president for rescinding a White House invitation to Stephen Curry, quickly making it among the top-liked tweets of all time.

James spoke up early on Saturday after Trump’s remarks slamming the Golden State Warriors guard. Curry had publicly opposed Trump and said that he would not join his team in visiting the White House, which is a tradition for championship winning teams.

That appeared to anger Trump, who took to Twitter on Saturday morning to inform Curry — and apparently the rest of the Warriors — that they were no longer invited to the White House, ABC News noted.

This drew an immediate backlash, with LeBron James one of the first to speak out. Stephen Curry’s on-court rival responded to Trump on Twitter, calling him a “bum” and noting that Curry had already announced his intention not to visit the White House before Trump rescinded the invitation.

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The thing that makes this country great is that one can choose to kneel, place hands over their hearts or do nothing at all during a sporting event.

That said, the President needed to stay out of this one, entirely.
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LeBron James, Chris Paul and other NBA players call out President Trump, defend Steph Curry

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