28 May 2018
Activist and Intercept columnist Shaun King, claims that he’s spoken to “several NFL stars” who have told him that they’re “considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban on Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed.”
The report also claimed that the star players intended to “get 25% of the players to sit out with them.”.............Should players choose to sit out it would almost have to be “star players” who do so, for the simple reason that they’re the only ones who could afford to do it. NFL teams can fine players up to $40,000 a day for missing camp, according to Pro Football Talk. Not to mention what the players might lose in endorsement money while protesting a policy that has a 53% approval rating...........To Read More....
My Take - Wow! Now that's a gift the NFL can't ignore - if they have the guts! This is a great opportunity to let the players know they're hired help. It's not their job to decide who gets signed, or what NFL policy should or shouldn't be. As hired help it's their job to salute and say "yes sir", and then do the job assigned to them or be fired.
Most of these professional athletes have made huge amounts of money playing a kids game and when they're done playing - most of them will be broke within five years. Here's my suggestion - If they sit out - they're fired! Permanently! If they'd fired Kaepernick in the beginning this wouldn't be a problem today. Another fine lesson on why a policy of appeasement always fails.