NAACP Issues Statement Following Jerry Jones's Anthem Ultimatum

The interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, issues a response critical of Jones’s ultimatum, calling the move insensitive and a violation of the players’ constitutional rights.  The NAACP’s Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, former NFL Player Tony Covington, also weighed in stating “Jerry Jones’ comments are more than tone-deaf, more than misinformed and misguided – they are a public commitment by an NFL owner to violate his players’ Constitutional right to free speech – one of the principles on which our nation was founded.”