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Bucs’ Gerald McCoy says ‘It’s going to be an uproar’ if players are forced to stand

Bucs' Gerald McCoy says 'It's going to be an uproar' if players are forced to stand

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy told ESPN he thinks there could be an “uproar” if NFL players are required to stand for the national anthem.
  • “RELATED: Why the next thing you say or do at work, could get you firedWhile McCoy has not himself knelt during the national anthem, he previously said “no man– President or otherwise– will dictate my actions.
  • “Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a league-wide memo Tuesday saying he wants players to stand during the anthem.RELATED: NFL owners to consider rule change requiring players to stand for national anthemPresident Trump tweeted in response Wednesday morning voicing his support for a demand that all players stand during the anthem.
  • It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017 – – “I had two teammates who did it, in Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson,” McCoy told ESPN.
  • The Bucs play the Arizona Cardinals Sunday and as of Wednesday, the team has not released any specific rule or policy about the national anthem.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy told ESPN he thinks there could be an "uproar" if NFL players are required to stand for the national anthem.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy told ESPN he thinks there could be an “uproar” if NFL players are required to stand for the national anthem.”I don’t think guys are gonna like it,” McCoy told Adam Schefter. “I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys wanna have a, I guess you would call it a peaceful protest, I don’t think it’s right to take that away.”RELATED: Why the next thing you say or do at work, could get you firedWhile McCoy has not himself knelt during the national anthem, he previously said “no man– President or otherwise– will dictate my actions.”Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a league-wide memo Tuesday saying he wants players to stand during the anthem.RELATED: NFL owners to consider rule change requiring players to stand for national anthemPresident Trump tweeted in response Wednesday morning voicing his support for a demand that all players stand during the anthem. 

It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017

“I had two teammates who did it, in Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson,” McCoy told ESPN. That’s their right to do that, and if they’re gonna do it, they’re gonna have support of the whole team. But if you take that away from them, there’s gonna be an…

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy says ‘It’s going to be an uproar’ if players are forced to stand

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