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Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill Expressed His Opinion On The Protesting Players

The Columbus Dispatch reported that an Ohio judge stated he wouldn’t support “draft dodging millionaire athletes” because of the silent protest by few Cleveland Browns football players.

The verdict was delivered Tuesday on an Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill’s Facebook page.

He is a Democrat elected to the Ohio Supreme Court back in 2012.

“Unfortunately, my season ended last night,” wrote O’Neill on Tuesday. “Shame on you all.”

Jabrill Peppers, Ricardo Louis, Jamie Collins and Kenny Britt were the brown players which go down on their knees at pre-season contest against the New York Giants. Britton Colquitt, Shon Coleman, Jason McCourty and DeShone Kizer, were the players who stood but showed their support by placing a hand on their knelt teammates.

This is one of the largest protests by NFL players coming after former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up for the national Anthem in 2016.

Kaepernick knelt during the pregame ceremony last season to draw attention to “a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

“A lot of us, and a lot of people in football, were furious about what happened in Charlottesville. As NFL players, we have the power to remind everyone that we are all Americans. We shouldn’t be pitted against one another,” McCourty stated for Bleacher Report.

Even though the Baltimore Ravens showed interest to sign a contract with Kaepernick, he chose to be without a team. The owner Steve Bisciotti even though it might “upset some people,” he will consider him as part of the team.

ESPN reported that Kaepernick is “the most disliked player in the NFL” but he has the support from other NFL players who share the same opinion.

O’Neill’s post Browns has more than 4,000 reactions and 385 comments so far. The post opened a debate on freedom of speech, racism, kneeling vs. standing. etc.

O’Neill thanked his followers, even those “who mentioned I am an idiot.”

“I think we have all exercised our freedom of speech for now,” O’Neill stated. “Peace Brothers and Sister.”

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  2. claude santillo

    August 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I do believe in free speech people should excise that right to do so!!!!I am a veteran and was in the Gulf War trying to defend our way of life overseas!!!!For those players who at one time had given a blank check to the USA The amount is your life then I have all the respect and to thank you for your service!!!GOD,FAMILY,and COUNTRY!!!!!People who never served have no idea what SACRIFICE like the VETERANS and their FAMILIES do!!!When you do not stand up for the NATIONAL ANTHEM and HONOR your country You might as well SLAP EVERY VETERAN THAT IS SERVING. GIVE THEM YOUR MIDDLE FINGER WHILE YOU BURN THE FLAG AND DO NOT VOTE!! IT IS THE SAME DESRESPECT. Look I know this nation has BIG ISSUES AND INJUSTICE system that we deal with everyday. Protest yes but at the expense of our VETERANS!!!!!!

  3. Darren

    August 29, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Anybody that will not stand for our nations anthem, should be arrested and deported to somewhere that has a war going on against America, and shot on sight !!!

  4. Jim

    August 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

    What these prima donas are doing is not freedom of speach, this is disrespecting our country. A country that is paying these traitors to play a game. What I have noticed is after the games these players go home and do their drugs and beat their wives, they could care less about their communities. What a bunch of hippocrits.

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