As facts continue to emerge from the meeting where NFL owners decided to adopt a new national anthem policy, it appears that the vote has been mischaracterized by Roger Goodell. First, the vote was unanimous, but only amongst those who voted; what Goodell failed to mention is that two owners, Jed York and Mark Davis, abstained from voting altogether. Additionally, there wasn’t even a formal vote of this quite substantial policy. Simply a mere raising of hands. This is a far cry from the picture painted by Goodell in which he attempted to convey a level of formality and solidarity designed to further legitimize this travesty of an event. This kind of obfuscation and deliberate omission is to be expected from a man who has completely failed to maintain his promise to respect the right of players to protest.
Article by Charlotte Carroll at SI.com.
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