Common Says Jerry Jones Has Slave Owner Mentality

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Legal experts are split on whether NFL owners can legally punish professional football players for not standing for the national anthem before pro football games.

The "Glory" MC also says players should be able to kneel for what they believe in, and even makes reference to the poem that the National Anthem is based on, which makes a mention of slavery.

The latest musician to join in on the issue is Common, who claimed Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a "slave owner mentality" after he threatened to bench any player who protested during the anthem, a new TMZ video shows.

No Cowboys player has kneeled during the anthem, although the team met Wednesday to discuss Jones' comments. Unlike the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, the NFL CBA does not specifically require players to stand for the anthem.

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Earlier on Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left the Indianapolis Colts' game after 23 San Francisco 49ers players chose to kneel during the anthem. The move was applauded on Monday night by President Donald Trump, who tweeted: "A big salute to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who will BENCH players who disrespect our Flag".

Jones said on Sunday: "There is no room here if it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you're disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other". Another said they had a better feeling for Jones' comments because at first he wondered if Jones had turned against them, according to the source.

"If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play". "That's not why they're kneeling, but if it were, that would be something that would clearly be a protected activity". "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear". The law here is that you have the ability to act with your co-worker. "I don't want there to be any misunderstanding as to where I want the personnel of the Cowboys to be when we're at the No. 1 workplace we have, which is the field and the sideline on game day".

Following Jones making the policy public, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to the NFL's 32 teams regarding a potential league-wide policy change in relation to the anthem.