Photo via Wikimedia CommonsJones, whose Dallas Cowboys are 2-3, is in a pickle with his players and the president over how to behave before and during the national anthem.
Jones told ESPN that the flag policy has been in effect since last season when players across the NFL began kneeling during the national anthem, following Kaepernick's example.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Cowboys had a team meeting Wednesday to discuss the anthem issue and air out their frustrations in the wake of Jones' comments.
Jones insisted on Sunday that players would stand for the anthem, and doubled down in an interview on Monday, pointing to a league manual that says players "should" stand.
Early Tuesday, President Donald Trump applauded Jones' actions and slammed suspended ESPN host Jemele Hill for personally attacking the Cowboys' owner.
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I can't wait until @jemelehill gets a platform in which she can give her unfiltered opinion.
Added Dallas-based labor lawyer Rogge Dunn of Clouse Dunn: "Jones can do what he wants".
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"That is clearly a term and condition of employment", Cawyer said.
Some states have their own First Amendment-style protections, and they can include protection of political speech, Tushnet said. I don't want to cause no attention to nobody else and bring unwanted attention, but on the same token, you know, there's certain things that people are doing it for. "But these are workers with rights with the National Labor Relations Board". Not to mention this just get back for her telling the truth about Trump which is also wack because "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public".