The Steelers added two players to their roster on Monday to take the place of two others who suffered serious injuries during OTAs.
Also in October 2017, Trump admitted to orchestrating a walkout of an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts, in which Pence attended the game briefly and then left when players knelt during the national anthem.
In late October 2017, a handful of NFL owners met with a select group of players during the league’s New York meetings.
In a confidential meeting that was secretly taped and then leaked to the New York Times, Kraft can be heard referring to kneeling as the elephant in the room.
The problem we have is, we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America,Kraft said, according to the Times.
… It’s all about what you want to do, if something makes sense. I know this next deal is going to be potentially my last deal. Hopefully, I get more after that, but you just never know, so I want to make sure that I get it done right so it works for both ways. For me, playing out this year and hopefully getting something done. I think it’ll happen as long as I come back from this ankle injury and look better than I did before, which I’m feeling good about, because everything is going according to plan right now. You will know how they feel as we’re talking.
But Ertz, for example, said he wasn’t even sure if he was going to the White House right up until the end.
I don’t know what I was going to do, Ertz said. It doesn’t really matter at this point.
Other players wouldn’t comment on their intentions, either. That included right guard Brandon Brooks, who said, I’m just going to leave that one alone.
But they disagreed with the assessment that they were abandoning their fans.