Opinions of owners vary on anthem protests

The NFL is struggling to find an answer on how to handle protests during the national anthem, without offending everyone in the process.

Comments from a pair of owners Sunday at the league meetings in Orlando show just how difficult it will be to come to a consensus.

In addition to defending disgraced Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, Texans owner Bob McNair was willing to touch all the hot buttons during an interview in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton. While his “inmates running the prison” remark last October should have made it clear where he stands, McNair spelled out his oppositions to any kind of peaceful statement made during the anthem.

“I can’t speak to how other people run their teams, but I just think that trying to forcibly Good Cheap Jerseys get the players to shut up is a fantastically bad idea,” Johnson said, via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com.

Owners are expected to discuss the topic this week, though a decision on any kind of policy isn’t expected at this meeting.

And based on the dichotomy of opinions, finding a common ground that will please all of them might be difficult, before they even bring players into the mix.

The father of a three-year-old boy mentioned his own father when explaining the ability to keep playing after a fireworks mishap permanently disfigured his hand.

“What I learned was that I’m unstoppable, man,” Pierre-Paul said. “I thank my dad NBA Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping for that, because he’s been blind for 29 years and he never complained once. From that, I know I’m unstoppable. It’s going to take a hell of a lot to get me off that damn field. That’s what it is.”

Pierre-Paul’s return to field after his July 2015 injury came in Tampa, in the stadium where he played his college home games and will now play his NFL home games.

“I was proving to the world anything was possible,” Pierre-Paul said. “And from that day, anything was possible.”

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