NFL says it won’t discipline Rams players for Ferguson protest


Suspend these players for the rest of the season and fine them.

For The Win

(Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports) (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

The NFL will not adhere to a request from the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association to discipline St. Louis Rams players who did the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose used by protesters in Ferguson, Mo. during pre-game introductions on Sunday.

“We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.

The police officer’s association issued a letter late Sunday condemning the players’ actions as “tasteless, offensive and inflammatory” given a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

Five Rams players raised their hands as they walked out of the tunnel onto the field at the Edwards Jones Dome before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Stedman Bailey said he and his teammates…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. reelman1946
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 14:03:15

    This opens the “political door” to pro sports…NOT GOOD…once its open, any kook cause can be let in….remember that!

    Reply

  2. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 14:04:47

    I agree..people need to check their politics at the door of sporting events. Just go and enjoy the show.

    Reply

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