Getting paid to stand for the national anthem, huh?
That’s basically what former NFL star Herschel Walker, a big Trump-supporter, says what happened.
From Fox News Insider:
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker accused the NFL of essentially giving out “hush money” to stop players from kneeling for the national anthem.
The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner highlighted the fact that the NFL in late November offered $100 million to social justice organizations favored by players.
The move was widely viewed as an attempt by the league to end the controversy surrounding the anthem protests.
“The league gave the players a large sum of money toward their cause. That’s hush money,” he said, adding that players never should have been kneeling in the first place.
Newsmax has more:
And Walker said the men and women of the military make the U.S. great.
“Yet you have guys who want to kneel, want to talk about their First Amendment rights, Walker said. “Well, your First Amendment right should be, ‘I want to stand for our military,'” he said.
Forbes estimated Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast will average well over 100 million, but the total audience likely will decline for the third consecutive year.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just re-signed a gigantic five-year contract worth $200 million. Meaning, the league’s social justice push isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.