The cancer of anti-American anthem protests is spreading.
NFL executives are folding to their America hating players’ demands.
And it could lead to one massive threat to Donald Trump.
The NFL announced it would support one of the pro-cop killer Black Lives Matters top wish-list items.
Now the NFL will support legislation in Congress to flood the streets with drug-using thugs and other criminals by supporting earlier prison releases and softer sentences.
“The National Football League seeks to double down on politics despite the bad hand of anthem kneelers resulting in fans becoming boo-birds.
The league recently formally endorsed the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.
Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the legislation, thwarted in earlier incarnations, earlier this month. A diverse lot including Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) support the measure.
“We felt that this was an issue over the last months, as we have continued to work with our players on issues of equality and on issues of criminal justice reform, that was surfaced for us, and we thought it was appropriate to lend our support to it,” Joe Lockhart, the former spokesman for President Bill Clinton who now performs a similar role for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, informed reporters in acknowledging the league’s support for the bill on a media conference call.
The bill changes life sentences for three-time drug felons to 25-year terms, amends the Controlled Substances Act to impose a mandatory minimum of five years rather than ten, and seeks alternatives to prison for nonviolent offenders, such as home confinement. It tasks the attorney general with creating “a strategic plan for the expansion of recidivism reduction programming and productive activities.”
The bill applies to the small percentage of inmates in federal prisons and not to those sentenced in state courts.”
This will likely not be the last demand made by players.
Now that they see the league’s weakness, they are likely to only increase their demands.
And it could lead to even greater anti-Trump activism.
The players claimed Trump’s statement that the owners should fire players who kneel for the anthem spurred the league-wide protests in week 4.
One player even wore an “everyone against Trump” t-shirt.
The league felt backed into a corner.
Fans are furious about NFL players not standing for the anthem.
Some stadiums are empty on Sundays and ratings are down 7.5% from last year.
But a faction of the players want to use the NFL as a political platform.
In order to try and talk the players off the ledge, the league caved to their demands to support left-wing political causes.
This won’t stop with prison reform.
Now that the players have sensed they can push the league around and get their way, their demands for the NFL to jump into political debates and issues will increase.
And it could wind up with the NFL taking even more anti-Trump stances.