Given that the Cowboys had a team meeting over their owners' comments, and the anonymous player venting to ESPN in an episode reminiscent of the Trump administration (who Jerry Jones donated to), this looks like an issue that will not go away any time soon-and if elite Cowboys players like Dez Bryant or Dak Prescott kneel, this longtime National Football League fan is willing to bet a significant amount of money that Jones will not follow through on his threat and bench them.
Wayne Giampietro, general counsel for the First Amendment Lawyers Association, said if teams are just renting fields from local government it doesn't mean that the governmental entity has anything to do with how players are treated. Understand? We will not. if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play.
"This is a workplace issue", Jones said. "If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play", Jones told assembled reporters.
According to several reports, players did not discuss what happened in the meeting, with most declining to comment. By telling players they can't stand for the anthem, Jerry Jones is effectively chilling such expression, which is a violation of the act. The popular sports host has unloaded his issues with the Dallas Cowboys for punishing players over protesting the National Anthem. With his history and this ultimatum, Jones has basically told Cowboys players that he would rather they beat a woman a fraction of their size half to death than stand up for what they believe in. During the anthem, they stood arm in arm. There is, however, a section in the NFL Game Operations Manual that mentions that players "should stand at attention, hold helmets in their left hand and refrain from talking".
Jones outlined those consequences on Sunday night after the Green Bay Packers beat his Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Sarfraz said Hasan Ali, the fast bowler, had suffered a side strain in the first Test, and would be replaced by Wahab Riaz . Chandimal knocked six boundaries in another enterprising knock which followed his unbeaten 155 in the first Test.
Stewart J. Schwab, Jonathan and Ruby Zhu Professor of Law, Cornell University: "The player who does not stand can be [accused of] conduct detrimental to the public confidence in the NFL".
Jones reiterated the stance on numerous occasions since.
They did that on Wednesday afternoon.
Irving and Moore have not said why they raised their fists at the end of the anthem.