A Brief History of the NFL

2012

The league had issues with quarterback Tim Tebow who kneeled in prayer on the football field and/or wore John 3:16 on his eye-black.

Mainstream media and other “class-act” Radlibs© spewed hateful, personal attacks on him.

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2013

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall wore green football shoes in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The NFL fined him for doing that.

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2014

At a press conference, RG3 (Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III) wore a tee-shirt with this saying on it: Know Jesus, Know Peace | No Jesus, No Peace.

The NFL made him turn the shirt inside out.

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 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams lost his mother and four aunts to breast cancer. He wore a Find The Cure eye-black in a game.

The NFL fined him for that.

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2015

The mother of William Gay (Steelers Cornerback) was shot and killed by his stepfather. William wore purple cleats in a game, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The NFL fined him for that.

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2016

The Dallas Cowboys wanted to wear a helmet decal honoring five Dallas police officers who were murdered in an ambush.

The NFL said, “Not allowed.”

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2016

Some players wanted to wear special football shoes commemorating the anniversary of 9/11.

The NFL threatened to fine any players who did.

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2016 – 2017 – 2018

A couple of dozen NFL players repeatedly refuse to stand for the playing of our national anthem.

The NFL has not penalized them.

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My personal takeaway from this brief history lesson

is that “Freedom of Speech” in the National Football League

applies only to those rich players who dishonor our flag,

our national anthem, our country, and our heroes.

 

The 2018 National Football League season starts September 6th.

As for me and my house, we shall follow college football.

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Finis

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