NFL tells Jerry Jones to stop talking about the national anthem
After Jerry Jones publicly said he would not allow his players to stay in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem, the NFL came back with a message of their own: Stop talking.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys ownertold local television stations in Dallas that he would not answer any questions related to the league’s anthem policy because “he has been told not to by the league.”
The stations each had a scheduled sitdown to interview Jones, who told them he would not do it unless they agreed not to ask about the anthem.
That condition wasn’t acceptable to Fox 4, and the channel canceled the interview at the last minute.
.@MikeDoocyFox4 had planned to interview Jerry Jones tonight on Sports Sunday, but Jones said he would not answer questions about the anthem. Mike explains why he decided to not go through with the interview (with reaction from @EdwardEgrosFox4) ➡️ https://t.co/WsuWXwWPEp FOX 4 Sports (@KDFWsports) July 30, 2018
On July 19, the NFL and the National Football League Players Association agreed to table the league’s revised anthem policy, while they negotiate a resolution to the issue. In May, the NFL announced it would forbid players to protest during the anthem, but allow them to stay in the locker room if desired.