There have been reports of trouble within the New England Patriots organization for a few months now and Tom Brady’s comments on Monday night might have added more fuel to the fire.
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The New England quarterback was at the Milken Institute Global Conference and was asked by sportscaster Jim Gray if he feels appreciated by the Patriots organization.
It’s not the most reassuring answer that things are going fine over in Foxborough, as owner Robert Kraft and heach coach Bill Belichick have suggested.
Even as the expectations have been lowered to the most elementary form of respect, a simple acknowledgment of right and wrong, the NFL continues to show it is no better at standing up for equality than the Browns are at winning a football game, no better than Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman is at throwing passes against the Chargers defense, and no better than the Saints defense is at holding a lead in the playoffs with 10 seconds left.
With regard to the rationale behind the policy, Smith told ESPN’s Mike Greenberg (h/t Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Brad Marchand Jersey Smith), It smacks as more of a desire to exert control rather than a desire to stand up and support the rights and freedoms that our country was founded on.
The NFL approved a new policy Wednesday that will fine teams if their players protest on the sidelines during the national anthem before games.
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The NFLPA released a statement Wednesday regarding the league’s decision:
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Keenum leveled up from career benchwarmer status when he climbed off the bench to throw for 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns in 14 starts last year, leading the Vikings to an 11-3 record and taking them to the NFC Championship Game.