‘We can’t have the inmates running the prison’: Anti-protest NFL owners are fighting a losing battle

The NFL’s owners met earlier this month to discuss how they should handle the continuing protests of the league’s players during the playing of the national anthem. The two-day meetings, which included a session attended by owners and a group of players, ended without the league enacting a mandate that players stand for the anthem.
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The decision not to enact an anthem mandate was hashed out during the second day of the meetings at a New York hotel, one day after the owners and players sat down to talk with one another. Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was the first to speak out in favor of making the players stand, alleging the protests were hurting his team’s bottom line.

Then it was McNair’s turn to support Jones, who had promised to bench any of his players if they protested during the anthem. The Texans owner, who donated millions to the presidential campaign of NFL antagonist Donald Trump, echoed many of the same points about how the player protests were having a negative impact on the league’s bottom line.

We can’t have the inmates running the prison, McNair said, a comment that stunned some in the room, according to ESPN’s reporters.

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