Union Complains That Dallas Cowboys Now Have To Stand During Anthem

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Hip-hop artist Common responded to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Thursday after the football tycoon said Sunday if any of his players disrespect the flag, they would not be allowed to play.

In the meeting, Jones sought to ensure players also saw the bigger picture regarding the business side of the situation, including concerns over TV ratings and sponsors, the source said.

No Cowboys player has kneeled during the anthem, although the team met Wednesday to discuss Jones' comments.

Two weeks later, Jones' involvement in the kneel is coming across as nothing more than an act.

Local 100 of the United Labor Unions filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board in Fort Worth on Tuesday, saying that Jones has violated the National Labor Relations Act with his threats.

The Cowboys owner reportedly tried to justify his latest demand that all players stand for the anthem or be benched, telling the team in a closed-doors meeting he did so to play the bad guy and take the negative attention away from the players and upon himself.

Yahoo Sports noted: "With some oddly timed comments after Sunday's loss against Green Bay, Jones basically said players who don't stand for the anthem won't play". "You understand? If we are disrespecting the flag then we wont's play".

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Garrett said the meeting was out of "love, admiration and respect for the players".

"Scandrick's reaction would support recent leaks out of the Cowboys locker room that suggest players were upset with Jones prohibiting anthem protests after his pre-anthem kneeling display in Week 3". "Stand for Anthem or sit for game!" "He wanted to make sure they knew that".

"I think, from my position, the status quo is the same", Bailey said.

He added, " if somebody says, 'I'm kneeling for what I believe in, ' ... then they should be able to do that because that's what this country is about". "We come in every day to work and our focus is on practice and trying to win ballgames".

President Trump praised Jones for the move in a tweet Monday night. "So in that sense, yeah, I think we're definitely a unified group". "I like that YG song". This union was offended by those comments.

"The message will be put out", Quin said.

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