Funny thing is everyone seems to forget that the NFL like anything else is a business and its employees, agree or not, represent that business. The goal of any business is to attract as many customers as possible and anytime you are jeopardizing your employers business for your own political gain WHILE AT WORK (as way the case with Artrell Hawkins) I personally feel you are out of line. Players don't have a right, just as I or you, don't have a right to walk into our job and spread our ideology/ beliefs to the customer. HE/THEY DO have the right to say or do whatever they want on their own time on their own platform away from where it could be construed as being the same beliefs and or feelings of his employers ie the Browns and the NFL.
Cops. Such sensitive murderers.
Peaceful Protest, is just that. Stating one's point of view in a peaceful manner. In my opinion, the police dept. had a lot of nerve to demand an apology for the crime they committed. Saying that a 12 year old looked like a 24 year old is laughable. I thought using a gun was the last resort. Too many times I have seen police talk white people out of using violence. For Black Men and Youth, the hue of their skin automatically makes them a suspect. What happened to Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Tamar Rice being given the due process of law?
This may be the single most ignorant statement made by anyone ever. How can he in one breath support free speech under the constitution and then in the next deny it based on his perceptions of the power of speech by certain individuals. It's mind-boggling inane.
Good for the Browns. It takes a lot of nerve to ask for an apology like that.
Why should the CPPA have a public opinion about what t-shirt anyone is wearing. That being said i don't believe when you are working that you should be promoting your personal opinions.
@ Jeff Follmer - here's your apology bub;
. F*** off a**wipe.
Carry on d***weed
Go grow some hair or something since your brain is obviously on extended vacation.
The parents are at fault for their children being killed by cops? Get a clue, Joyce...
It is a pathetic so called person that cant put themselves in anothers position. the bible tells you that. they are killing black people and really I mean really expect them to do nothing. how crazy is that.
Justice was served PARENTS need to raise their children RIGHT .
The Parents are at fault !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
uh, the word is "what". Language is REAL power.
I suspect he's also got a problem with nights when Police and Firefighters are honored at games? Or when troops are honored? Or breast cancer awareness signage.
Or is he only against "politics" entering the sports world when he disagrees with it.
This statement is insulting and hypocritical. Next time elections roll around I don't want to see the Cleveland Police Officer's Union supporting a candidate because their job is to protect and serve, not express their political views. Oh, and you're not a 12 year old girl, so hands off the caps lock.
Since when is the killing of a black teenager by police a "political issue"? This has NOTHING to do with politics. This is about institutionalized racism by police.
"Shut and and dance, boy. I want to be entertained."
Hell yea browns! Love wat power do!
This is too stupid to be real. Tell me this is a joke.
Shouldn't the Union be sticking up for cops who really do their jobs and not the crooked, lying, and racist cops, who make the job more dangerous, by murdering innocent unarmed citizens?
Thank you Andrew Hawkins! Jeff Fullmouth can learn from you on how to be a REAL MAN.
Jeff Follmer. See ya. Wouldn't wanta be ya.
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