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Old 10-13-2017, 02:48 PM
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Default Russell Okung's Open Letter to NFL Players: Let's Get Organized

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/ru...l-nfl-players/

trying to take the message back.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:31 PM
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They should take the message out of work hours.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:42 PM
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thoughtful letter Russell.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:31 PM
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Let them take it back in their street clothes, when they're not being paid to entertain by playing football.
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No politics please.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:37 PM
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no way this thread is gonna end well
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The Chargers moving was bad enough, now we have to deal with all of this nonsense. Is it really worth it anymore, the NFL experience that is. I keep telling myself it will blow over but I'm getting really tired really fast!
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:27 PM
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The Chargers moving was bad enough, now we have to deal with all of this nonsense. Is it really worth it anymore, the NFL experience that is. I keep telling myself it will blow over but I'm getting really tired really fast!
I just had the opposite reaction after weeks of the what your describing.
forget the politics, things just got interesting.
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The NFL, like all the professional sports leagues, is a business first and foremost. The business is entertainment, not political activism. Similar to what is being seen in the movie industry, with actors/actresses using their unique visibility to voice or promote their personal political views, it has caused a negative financial impact to the business. In essence, revenue generated from movies is down, and the NFL is seeing this same result. No matter how righteous the players stance might be, it is simply the wrong platform. As someone that works in the industry of professional sports, I find it incredibly insulting that the players would so willingly risk the very viability of the league with these protests, when they (players) have many other options available that would do much less harm to the league. Okung's comment about the owners only interested in protecting the 'shield' is telling, as it should be everyone's only interest. Have no league, and very few of these players will ever see earnings as they do as players, and many others such as myself would be out of a job.
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:22 AM
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Get to know Russell Okung. Although published today, this article was written before his players tribune piece was published as it makes no mention of it.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.latim...story,amp.html
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