NFL Players Association Issues a Response

The NFLPA issues a lengthy statement in response to POTUS’s comments. Both NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and President Eric Winston provide comments. Excerpts include Smith stating “[n]o man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights.  No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety;” and Winston stating “[d]ivisiveness breeds divisiveness, but NFL players have proven to unify people in our country’s toughest moments and we will continue to do so now.”