Cowboys owner violating players' rights

Tomas Mccoy
October 12, 2017

Jones is a supporter of President Donald Trump, who has been a vocal critic of the national anthem protests.

Common believes Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is exhibiting a "slave owner mentality" by saying he'd bench any player who "disrespects the flag". making HIM the unpatriotic one.

In a players and coaches meeting Wednesday, the Cowboys decided the actions they took in Week 3 were appropriate.

While the Cowboys already have a team policy in place regarding the anthem, Goodell's letter suggested a new rule, similar to the NBA's requirement for its players to stand for the anthem, could be enacted after discussing the matter at the fall meetings on October 17 and 18.

Earlier on Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left the Indianapolis Colts' game after 23 San Francisco 49ers players chose to kneel during the anthem.

"There's nothing that I've seen that shows the union that did file the [unfair labor practice] has any connection with the NFL Players Association, the NFL, or any particular player". The manual also states if players are not on the field for the anthem, they could be subject to various forms of discipline, such as "fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choices".

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Added Dallas-based labor lawyer Rogge Dunn of Clouse Dunn: "Jones can do what he wants". Trump tweeted. Trump has faced strident criticism since he told a rally in Alabama on September 22 that any National Football League player who knelt for the anthem should be "fired". And commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams on Tuesday reiterating the language. You can't just roll over someone's rights when they are a worker.

"That is clearly a term and condition of employment", Cawyer said. "But these are workers with rights with the National Labor Relations Board".

"If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

The Dallas Cowboys owner indicated after a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday that anyone from his team who participated in such a demonstration would not be allowed to play. The law here is that you have the ability to act with your co-worker.

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