As the NFL braces for the NFL Players Association’s potential legal challenge(s) to the new anthem policy, the league should be concerned, at least a little bit, about the possibility of a lawsuit based on the First Amendment.
What’s that, you say? The First Amendment doesn’t apply to private employers? It generally doesn’t. But when private employers put their employees to work in a publicly-funded venue, the analysis possibly changes.
Coach John Harbaugh said that Crabtree has been great for our locker room and has shared the tricks of the trade with his younger teammates in hopes of lifting the entire group. If that happens, it will mark a big step in the right direction for a beleaguered receiving group and a new role for Crabtree as he moves into his second decade as a professional.
Mara also is one of the few NFL owners who has made public comments on Kaepernick, who claims the NFL colluded to freeze him out after he started the anthem protests in 2016. He did not play in 2017 and remains unsigned.
Kaepernick’s original message — furthered by those like Piscataway native Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles — was to protest social injustices, police brutality and racism. The protests have been construed by some, like Trump, as anti-American and anti-military.
More on the NFL 2018 NFL Over-Under Win Totals: Browns poised to be an AFC wild-card contender You hopped onto a 73-9 team and he took the easy way out in my mind, Garrett during an interview on Thursday with 92.3 the Fan in Cleveland. It’s different when LeBron [James] left [Cleveland]. He went to [Miami to join] Wade and Bosh but it wasn’t something that was already guaranteed, something you already knew was going to have immediate success.
[James] had to gel and work things into place. According to Garrett, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Durant has ruined the NBA. KD broke the league, Garrett said. With KD, you just stick him in and he scores. You already knew what they had. They were 73-9 before and you put the second-best player in the world on an already all-time great team and of course you’re going to have success, pretty easy success. Anyone can have an off night and they can still find a way to win.