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Packers QB drops BOMB about who’s to blame for protests

Call this a quarterback sneak.

Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers – perhaps the best quarterback in the league and definitely one of its most popular players – has decided that the blame for the NFL kneelers lies not with the kneelers themselves but rather the president of the United States.

At a press conference following his team’s victory over the Chicago Bears, Rodgers charged the president with being divisive without mentioning his name.

“It’s never been about the national anthem, it’s never been about the military,” Rodgers said of the protests.

“We’re all patriotic in the locker room, we love our troops. This is about something bigger than that: an invitation to show unity in the face of some divisiveness from the top in this country.”

Funny, but some of us are old enough to remember when one of the ways to show unity was to simply stand for the national anthem. Apparently that day has passed.

In Mr. Rodgers defense, it is not uncommon to find two weeks after a protest movement has started that if one were to ask 10 of these protestors why they are protesting, one would hear five different responses.

When the Occupy Wall Street movement began, for example, it was to many (including socialists, libertarians, and conservatives) a way of showing their displeasure with the bank bailouts.

The Black Lives Matters movement similarly was said to have begun to draw attention to ‘police brutality against African-Americans’.

However, both movements were soon said by some of their most dedicated followers to be about issues ranging from Marxism to Palestinian genocide to transgender rights.

So perhaps Mr. Rodgers can be forgiven for thinking the NFL kneeling cause is about ‘something bigger than patriotism’: protesting Donald Trump.

But Mr. Rodgers should be reminded that the kneeling movement began before Donald Trump became president.

In August of 2016, Colin Kaepernick, who was a football player back then, although by that time not a very good one, began the movement by saying “I am not going to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

And others – some in the NFL, some not – who have joined in the movement claim to be protesting such things as gay rights to calling for an end to “income inequality.”

So while Mr. Rodgers may be correct in saying that the protests aren’t anti-military, they are obviously about more than Donald Trump.

Aaron Rodgers probably knows this and is trying a trick play to fool the fans who are turning against him and his sport. But if he doesn’t, then he should ask his teammates.

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114 Comments

114 Comments

  1. Rogelio Escobedo

    October 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

    IN MY OPINION: THE NFL PLAYERS ARE ANGRY AT TRUMP FOR BEING INCOMPETENT AND ENABLING POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACISM. —THIS IS THE REAL REASON BEHIND THE PROTEST. –THE LYING LAW AND ORDER CANDIDATE TURNED OUT TO BE THE BIGGEST INSTIGATOR OF VIOLENCE BY ENCOURAGING POLICE TO ROUGH UP SUSPECTS WHILE ARRESTING THEM. —IN ORDER TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION NEEDED FOR AMERICANS TO TAKE NOTE OF THE GRAVE SOCIAL PROBLEM-THE PLAYERS HAD TO DISRESPECT THE FLAG-EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT A VIOLATION OF LAW. —ON THE OTHER HAND-IT IS SUPPORTED BY THE SUPREME COURT. —FURTHERMORE-SOME OF THE NFL PLAYERS ARE SUPPORTED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.—THIS IS HOW BAD TRUMP’S PERFORMANCE AS POTUS IS! —BOTTOM LINE-TRUMP HAS TO GO-NO MORE TRUMP/PENCE IN 2020! —SEMPER FI!

    • gary

      October 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      another cry baby ,wake up , GO TRUMP

    • Catalina Woody

      October 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Rogelio, you post the same thing over and over about Trump under every article. No doubt you are a paid troll. Go troll someone where else. And by the way, Obama was the biggest racist, useless, terrorist loving, goat screwing, President we have ever had and Hillary would have been the same.

      • Frederick

        October 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        ‘AMEN!” to that one Catalina.

      • Dolores Fabian

        October 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        If the Green Bay Packers quarterback thought that Mr. Trump was at fault, why didn’t he go and demonstrate in front of the White House? There were four people who locked arms and the rest of the Green Bay Packer fans chose to chant USA, USA, USA and put their hands over their hearts. What does that tell #12? You and the rest of the kneelers are to blame for not honoring our Country, Flag and Men & Women who defend your sorry ass’s everyday. You and the rest of your NFL “brothers” are the reason people are tuning you out. After 70 years, I’m done with the Pack. So much for unity, Aaron.

        • velma Myers

          October 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

          Rodgers quit whining Trump is a great President–if you and the NFL don’t like living in this free country pack your bags and leave and never come back–Play like a football team like the Denver Broncos

        • CC

          October 1, 2017 at 3:57 pm

        • Tita

          October 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

          VERY WELL SAID! THANK YOU…

        • Frank redner

          October 2, 2017 at 4:13 pm

          I hope the N.F.L CRASHES AND BURNS!

        • Nancy

          October 3, 2017 at 2:49 am

          I am done with the Packers too. I used to like Aaron Rogers. He was my favorite. Not anymore.He is a whimp and has to blame Trump for something. What the hell does the President have to do with not honoring the USA flag. What did the flag ever do to you? Sound like a bunch of babies. The President does something they don’t like so they have to blame him for their protesting. I never heard of anything so lame brained. Grow up Aaron Rogers and play ball and forget about protesting.

      • Lana Reich

        October 1, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        Catalina, way to go!!! Obama & Hilary encouraged this behavior! I still can’t get over these illegal immigrants believing that they have any voice in this country much less, any rights. Most of the Terrorists are in fact illegals.
        On & on.
        Huge arrests in the last few years by the NFL players. Trump has not even been in office for a year and ALL of these are trying to mislead the public, gain momentum with protesting and violence with fake news and misguided information. The Media, the Celebrities and now the NFL. I boycott more than just the NFL. Hit them where it hurts … in their pockets.

      • Donna Brandenburg

        October 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm

        Thank You Catalina , you are right about Rogelio ! He is so wrong !!!

      • Nancy

        October 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm

        Catalina
        You r so right!!!
        It started way before president Trump

      • Paula

        October 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

        I agree with you!

    • Paul SP

      October 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      You must a lunatic leftist liberal who hate everything about Pr. Trump. Grow a pair and repsect the country you live in, unless you are an illegal one…

    • Sybil

      October 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      MAGA…MORONS ARE GOVERNING AMERICA!!

    • Asisay

      October 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Give it up buddy, all this started during the obama administration. He turned common street street thugs into victims instead of the criminals they were. He never cared about anybody being killed except a black person. Totally ignored unarmed white thugs getting shot by black officers. And the news media went along with this. Protest signs at ferguson were printed by the communist party of the USA. At least with Trump we are seeing violent protestors being arrested and facing time in prison. Now you show me where, as you said, Trump is the biggest instigatio of violence. Yeah facts please instead of spitting rhetoric.

      • KV

        October 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

        OBAMA LIES ARE BEING REVEALED, ONLY BLIND FOLLOWED HIM FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR COUNTRY IN THE LAST 8 YEABS AND WAS TO CONTINUE IF HILLARY WAS SUCCESSFULLY BLINDSIDED US.

      • Danson

        October 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm

        Shame the 4 from Benghazi weren’t Black or 0bama might have done something, relieving some of Hill’s baggage….

    • Bryant Griffin

      October 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      How wrong,how blind,how spiteful and petty can one be? In the above article and common knowledge that all this started with Michael Brown and the “hands up,don’t shoot” fiasco under the Obama administration and when it proved to be false you liberal left shouted Treyvon Martin until that faded all the while Obama fanned the flames by accusing police of excessive force.
      The facts and numbers can’t and don’t lie…for every 100 blacks killed by another hand 95 are killed by another black with only 3 of those by police and only 1 being questionable. Donald Trump only said what the majority has been saying for 4 years but it was only sensationalized because of his platform…the blame game is getting old and its time to grow up,look at the real problem and fix it.
      The lack of education and unwed pregnant teenagers it the major cities would be a good place to begin

    • Lonnie Kasperbauer

      October 1, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Rogelio- are you here legally? Why do you believe it is necessary to SHOUT (all caps) for shouting.. Semper Fi my ass. If you ever were a Marine you would not disrespect our Commander in Chief who was duly elected by the peoples of the United States. BTW you say it is not a violation of the law to disrespect the flag?? Look it up slick – you will find it is covered in the laws of our land.

    • J. E. Griffis

      October 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      The only thing they respect just hold on I will think of something ?????

    • Dr. Crime

      October 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Bullshit !! Pure and simple !

    • KV

      October 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      INCOMPETENT? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MISTER? IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED NUMEROUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS, I GUESS YOU HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING SOMEWHERE IN THE JUNGLE WHERE YOU DON’T GET IN TOUCH WITH THE REAL WORLD?

    • Lana Reich

      October 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Trump isn’t going anywhere. It appears that you are just another misguided illegal immigrant on welfare, it’s time for YOU to go. In OUR country … YOU don’t come here & try to “BOOT” OUR President because he plans on inconveniencing YOU and other illegals.
      Trump was VOTED into office because WE, the CITIZENS of the United States of America PUT HIM THERE, in spite of all of the VOTER FRAUD … the Liberals and HILARY …. still couldn’t win.
      That is what a very small percentage of cheaters there are of you.
      Go back to whichever country/hole in the ground you came from.

    • Leekelvin

      October 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      ANTI-TRUMP CAN SAID & FUCK ANYTHING THEY WANT. .BUT MUST RESPECT THE FLAG & ANTHEM FOR A MINUTE. !!!
      OR SHIP TO MIDDLE EAST. !!!!

    • Charles

      October 1, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      HORSE PUCKY!!!

    • Joe Rosado

      October 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Sir, You are delusional. Only the country’s idiots would blame anyone but the players.

    • Rhonda

      October 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      All that s*** ain’t going to happen he’s going to be in there the whole eight years get over it and get with life.

    • mary padgett

      October 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      your stupidity is showing.

    • Marie

      October 1, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      I call Bull shit.

    • Frances Carlson

      October 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Trump didn’t start this, but he, along with many patriots, will find a way to end it. Obama’s soft policies with regard to criminal behavior is the person started. I am glad we have a president who wants to restore law and order. For 8 years our laws were stomped all over by Obama. So, we’re about cleaning up his mess. Commit a crime; do the time.

    • cory

      October 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      The protest started before Trump was ever president, in case you have forgotten. Trump spoke up as a president and spoke for the American people that it’s disrespectful. If you don’t believe it’s disrespectful maybe you should look at the polls and sales! No, they didn’t have to protest while on the job, there are better times to do a protest and in case you didn’t know it, they violated their own NFL rules and Goodell didn’t enforce it like he did when they tried to wear a patch for the men in blue or for 9/11. Hypocrites is all they are!! Go Trump!

    • Frank

      October 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Your ignorance is amazing, your lies are out of sight – are you just another liberal left wing troll that knows (or ignores) nothing about what has happened in our country since 2008? Your butt buddy started this problem and made it fester during his entire presidency Wake up or shut up!

    • Lavona Areno

      October 1, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      he is a jerk. you are so right. it may have started out as a social problem but now – its a protest of TRUMP TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM.

      YOU CAN PROTEST ANYWHERE YOU WANT BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE FLAG THEY BRING OUT THE ANGER IN ME.

    • Tita

      October 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      YOUR OPINION COUNTS FOR POOP!

    • Rich

      October 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      You are some kind of idiot. Trump wasn’t even President when all this started. Research it before you spread BS. This has to go down as one of the dumbest posts ever. Semper Fi your ass!

      • David

        October 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm

        amen

    • Tjr Rey

      October 2, 2017 at 12:09 am

      This started long before President Trump came into office. How we forget that it started last season. President trump should not have called them SOB’s. But they should be fired. If I did that at my job you best believe I would have been fired. Politic do not belong in sports. Protest at another venue PLEASE!!! this is my second season that I am boycotting the NFL.

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      October 2, 2017 at 12:41 am

      POLICE “BRUTALITY” DOES NOT EXIST EXCEPT IN SELF DEFENSE, WHEN ATTACKED BY BLACK CRIMINALS. EVERY BLACK SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE HAS BEEN JUSTIFIED. WHEN THE BLACKS BEGIN TO ACCEPT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY LIKE REAL PEOPLE–GET EDUCATED, GET MARRIED, STOP MAKING BASTARD BABIES AND EARN A LIVING INSTEAD OF DEMANDING FREE EVERYTHING ‘CAUSE THEIR GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDADDY WAS A SLAVE. BIG “F”ING DEAL. MY ANCESTORS WERE SLAVES TO PHARAOH AND BUILT HIS FUCKING PYRAMIDS FOR FREE.AND I DON’T PROTEST OR LAY AROUND ON MY LAZY ASS.

      • louise

        October 2, 2017 at 5:55 am

        Yes many of us are descendants of slaves or indentured servants. Get over it. It is not the situation now. But some are slaves to their thoughts and attitudes and will probably always be – because they cannot think

    • Anthony B Hargis Jr

      October 2, 2017 at 5:14 am

      JUst get your ass back to Mexico, Honduras, Africa or whatever hell hole you came out of you Libitard asshole/

    • Tessaprn

      October 2, 2017 at 5:59 am

      BS,BS,BS.BS. TRY POSTING SOMETHING DIFFERENT. OR AT LEAST PUT THE RIGHT NAME TO THESE OFFENSES. THE NAME IS OBAMA!

    • Gloria

      October 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      This is a bunch of crap. He is the best president since Ronald Reagan. You need to meet up with Hillary where she blames everyone except herself for losin. People lived through 8 years of O’bamas crap and are tired of it. Boo hoo

    • Frankie

      October 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Just another IDIOT who doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground. I have never liked Tom Brady but this IDIOT has risen to the #1 spot.

    • Jeanne

      October 2, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      It’s not trump it was going on before trump was president all football players need to grow up rogers don’t have anything to say he doesn’t talk to his parents he’s all Mest up play football and shut up

    • Big Dick Brannigan

      October 3, 2017 at 1:34 am

      shut up, Cuck.

    • Elda

      October 5, 2017 at 6:24 am

      The enemy has gotten to this player he is willing to lie so he can play the game of blaming the President for all diasters. Sad you have this attitude but God is watching…..

  2. antoniocsantiago

    October 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Here on end, NFL people will astray from the original cause of kneeling. They will come up with lots of input to go astray from the meat of contention. garnishing and bedecking the facade of alibi to call back support from the paying public. But the damage was done and to recover the trust of fans is hardest at this time of distance sentiment…

  3. Jimmer

    October 1, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Suck my dick fuckin asshole

  4. Kennett Hackert

    October 1, 2017 at 11:51 am

    So Aaron Rogers explained to me this. Donald Trump wasn’t president last year and Kapernick was protesting and kneeling. So I guess it’s Trump’s fault so you blaming him. You’re a low life and you are a complete disgrace.

  5. Charles Lindley

    October 1, 2017 at 11:51 am

    SHOVE IT ROGERS………..CELIII

  6. Eggy

    October 1, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I agree the President should not have used the SOB statement . But that is the end of that.
    But I do agree with the rest of his statement .. surely there are other ways to show your distaste by your protesting other than at the Nayiobal Anthem !
    It is petty , it is indefensible , it is a slap in the face to those who live and die for our freedoms… nations against us see this and they look in disgust or they look in joy !
    I prefer they see us in unity against evil ,

  7. Randall Spores

    October 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    ARRON ROGERS IS AN IDIOT!!! I COULD USE VULGAR WORDS BUT NO I WON’T,BUT THE MAN IS AN IDIOT FOR SURE.PRESIDENT TRUMP WASN’T EVEN PRESIDENT WHEN COLIN TOOK HIS FIRST KNEE!!! NOW DON’T YOU FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT!!!

    • Strongbow

      October 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Just another tainted product of california- the land of fruits and nuts.

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  9. Marvin Cohn

    October 1, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Aaron Rodgers must have the intelligence of a snail. Thank God he is not in the military which gave him the right to demean the President. He is just one example of why: “NFL? GO TO HELL!”

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      October 2, 2017 at 12:43 am

      THE ENTIRE NFL IS MADE UP OF MORONS, CRETINS AND OTHER MENTAL DEFECTIVES. THE ONLY PEOPLE DUMBER ARE THE FOOLS THAT WATCH THIS SHIT AND BUY THEIR CRAP.

  10. Deborah Dingman

    October 1, 2017 at 11:57 am

    To blame our President who has done all he can to bring some order to our Country and the disrespect he has received from the Liberals who want nothing more than to socialize our beloved Country is just too much to bear. This is the left’s way of more disruption and more divisiveness so they can have their way. I am not buying into their childish behaviors and refuse to let them get away with it. Wake up NFL and stop pandering to the left’s sick behavior, it’s disgusting. We don’t watch football for your political views we watch football to escape it and to have some enjoyment in our lives. I will continue to boycott the games until you come to your senses.

  11. Joe Thompson

    October 1, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Aaron Rodgers, you may be a good quarterback, however when it comes to social issues, you suck. You’re so wrapped up in “team” unity, as well you should, that you fail to see what is really happening in this country. The disrespect shown by your team and others, are teaching youngsters, white as well as black, to have no respect for our flag, the National Anthem, law enforcement and our military. Just think of how you feel really proud to be an American, now you’re teaching the younger generation something that they will never have. Patriotism and feeling how fortunate they are to be born in the greatest country on Earth. You and your kind make me sick.

  12. Joe Thompson

    October 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Rogelio Esco: How dare you use “Semper Fi” in your comment. You are the opposite of what the U.S. Marine Corps teaches. Did you even make it through basic training or what is it too much for you?

  13. katied

    October 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Geeee Aaron, the knee was taken before President Trump was in office….so how do you justify that he is to blame. All I can see is that what he did and said got people motivated….more Americans have stood up to the NFL rhetoric and will now continue to stand up for America moving forward. We own AMERICA, its our dollars that support AMERICA and we are now going to start taking back our AMERICA, statrting with the NFL, ENtertainment and The Government!

  14. Brenda Crawford

    October 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    after 8 years of our country being divided at every turn with that president and his cohorts, al sharpton adn jessed jackson just happening to pop in to what ever bad thing was going on to make them worse? why don’t so many people just think about what went on for the last 8 years…i’m an older person and can tell you that before obama took office, blacks, white and hispanics seemed to have been getting along very well together and actually liked and helped each other and then came along the dividers and haters again and here we are…sorse off than we were before…..how about growing up and thinking before you decide to say and do such stupid things….you have to know that you’re not making things any better but much worse unless of course that’s the plan and if so, a big big shame on you….time to move to a different country if you hat this one so much…..

    • Erma Zilly

      October 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      You are so right!!!

  15. Cal

    October 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Even if I loved the Packers, I wouldn’t watch their games.

  16. gina short gentry

    October 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    If its not about the Pledge, Anthum , and the flag get off your knees and stand you disrespectful reaciest human beings. Men and woman far greater than you gave so you could have all, show some RESPECT!!!!! I hope the draft comes back, then you’ll learn respect

  17. roger domnie

    October 1, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    aaron, i think you better rethink your answer about blaming the president for the kneelers. this whole protesting thing came about before he even became president. as a veteran and a packer fan all my life, i almost wished you would have not come out with any statement like you did. you lied to everyone first about graduating from a college in so. cal you never attended. alum went nuts. in NFL intro’s you never mentioned word state again. could that have been because it was a community college up north. stick with playing the game on the field there will be a new NFL shortly. p.s. most fans are behind mr president………

    • Bob. Probst

      October 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Rogers is on a trip to the welfare line with comments like that. He just lost his first place spot on many favorite player lists!

  18. Liz

    October 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I stand with Trump all the way. This racist crap is bull. We have had a black/muslim president, Lots of black, white, latino, you name it, ‘game players’ making millions of dollars per season. If things were as racist as they want you to believe, this wouldn’t be the case.

    • Pat VonZidkow

      October 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Again, he’s a liberal from California. To him everything is a protest against Pres. Trump. I do not believe that the majority of his teammates are protesting the Pres. Aaron has always had a leadership problem.

  19. Mike Miller

    October 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Aaron, nice try, more bullshit, You can’t bullshit a bullshitter. Lame at best. You guys better start looking for other work, keep talking and you’ll be serving fries at the games nobody will pay to see.

  20. Cheryl Jones

    October 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Rogers, you have one job, throw or pass off the ball! You are a typical democrat trying to make the president look bad! You have no class! Please be assured that I WILL NOT be watching any of your games!

  21. Lonnie Kasperbauer

    October 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    It would certainly be great if the NFL $mega millionaires would get their facts corrected by someone before they started spewing the bs like Aaron is doing here. If he would check he will see that Colon K. took his knee while B Hussein Obama was still our POTUS this is nothing new that started after Donald Trump because our POTUS. I realize that after a few seasons of being paid in excess of $20 million it doesn’t really matter if he gets another pay check. I am certain if I or anyone else would have had the opportunity to get paid $100+ million in less than 5 years I could live the rest of my life on that. This “deep state” BS has spread from the CIA, FBI career employees to the rest of the government career employees, career politicians of all parties and now to professional career athletes. Can anyone else, for whatever senseless reason want to blame the POTUS for their woes??

  22. Wendy Singleton

    October 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Aaron stop being the voice of regular everyday people you’re just a California lib in a Packer costume…..yes costume because people in uniform don’t have or agree with your opinion..now stop crying about our President…..this all started when Obama was throwing the race card around…he was the one that divided this country…nothing good came out of his 8 btutal years !!!

  23. Joe

    October 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    This about what Obama left behind! Let’s count the real reason #1 Trayvon Martin could have be me ! #2 Invites Al Sharpton to the White House knowing he owed the federal government 5million in back taxes and a race baiter #3 Has BLM leaders for dinner at the White House and comments about their great movement and donates $100k #4 More talk about police on black crime than a black killing 5 Dallas police officers #5 Then pardoned this freak named Chelsea from high crimes and releasing 100s of black convicted felons that went straight backwards. This NFL thing was a setup for candidate Trump to fall for and lose the black vote. However he let them shoot them self in the foot and will soon be begging to have all the fans back!

  24. Ron

    October 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    What do you expect from a cheesehead???

  25. Woot

    October 1, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Maybe Aaron should learn exactly what Colon said in an NFL.Com interview:

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

  26. Nathan Akers

    October 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    These loosers are wanting more attention, since they’ve gotten all the money they are getting. We are the people to blame, we’re giving them the money they are getting and supporting them. “I blame myself not you” for letting it get to this point by supporting you. I’ve gotten wiser, thank you NFL for opening my eyes to really finding out who you are. It’s no more playing for the love of the game, it’s about your greed for the money!!!

  27. gavinwca

    October 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Aaron Rodgers surprised alot of his fans, by turning out to be a liberal dickweed. Lost tons of respect for him. Or was he afraid his team would do the same thing to him that the Raiders did to their quarterback, Derick Carr, left him unprotected on the field against the redskins, players were reported saying if he can stand by himself for the Anthem, he can stand by himself on the field.

  28. Barbara

    October 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I agree with everyone except one

  29. gavinwca

    October 1, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    President Trump did not cause you to disrespect our country, flag, military, police, and National Anthem! President Trump only pointed out the players in the NFL, were disrespecting our country, flag, military, police, and national anthem. Noe you want to blame him for your own stupidity. Typical Liberal 1984 Newspeak.

  30. John Johnson

    October 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    As the article states, the original reason that football players knelt during the national anthem was to protest police brutality against blacks. However, the recent kneeling spike, of course, is the result of Trump’s call for NFL managers to fire kneelers. It’s not a protest against the flag, the military, or the country; it’s a protest against Trump.

    • Leekelvin

      October 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      THEN , GO PROTEST AT THE WHITE HOUSE. !!! MUST RESPECT THE FLAG FOR A MINUTE. !!! OR SHIP TO MIDDLE EAST. [email protected]

  31. jackie

    October 1, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    are u serious rodgers u were one of my all time favorites but now have turned me off you are paid to play ball not protest our flag or justify your politics on tv we the people support n pay your salary if you were smart u would have kept your mouth shut i tell all ppl to boycott the games until u come to your right senses play ball all n stand for your flag

  32. LonesomeRhoades

    October 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    If these self-righteous players had any guts at all (they don’t) they would protest the thugs that are killing people, the drug dealers, the many males who bring children into this world and then leave.

  33. Bill Kerrell

    October 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Well Rogers just because you think you can throw a football.. you have really made yourself look like a complete idiot … Just remember there are untold hundreds of GOOD people just waiting for you to stumble.. That are better or at least just as good as you are waiting to take your place.. What I am saying …keep being stupid and we really don’t need you …

  34. Mike T

    October 1, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    If a player does not follow the NFL rule about the National Anthem he or they should be heavily fined, no less the $10,000, and the money goes into a fund to be distributed to those causes they are kneeling for.

  35. Anthony Moreau

    October 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I think mr. Rogers got knocked in the head one too many times

  36. Jhoover

    October 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    If Aaron Rogers made this statement then he just doesn’t understand how many feel about this means of protest. Trump merely stated what many fellow citizens and fans are thinking!
    We all have the right to protest- a guaranteed American right. Just remember that our American constitution provides that right.
    What many fellow Americans find offensive is the venue and manner in which you gifted athletes use that right.
    I realize our country is not perfect, but your actions to nothing do make it better. It is offensive to many which only causes further divisiveness instead of unity.
    Please, stand for our flag and anthem!
    Together, we can work out our problems.
    I guess I’ll just continue to boycott the NFL- maybe when you realize we help pay your salaries, you’ll understand.

  37. Duane

    October 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    It actually lies within the leftist media. They tell people false things that make them hate the very country that has enabled them to be rich. Many NFL players are (sorry to say) not to bright and if you tell them certain things are true they believe it. Just like celebrities. The left media and the democrats have become the worst kind of obstructionists .

  38. penny

    October 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    You blew it Rodgers. You could have helped bring people together but chose to widen the divide. Did not realize you were so spineless. You also don’t know your facts nor history. Cannot believe you will help the anti-Americans and those too stupid to realize they are pawns, in taking down an American institution.

  39. Joe Rosado

    October 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    It seems the “apologists” for the NFL players think the public is stupid. They are attempting to re-group by lying about what they did. The owners are afraid of their players and the coaches think their “team unity” is the most important thing. They are afraid of the players. Only the public is unafraid and we are the ones who buy the tickets and watch on TV. The sports media are dishonest and they can go to hell. The owners are afraid we will want to know the justification for giving the team’s and the league BILLIONS of our dollars. We are going to want an explanation from mmm our crooked politicians.

  40. James Cadwallader

    October 1, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    WELL, I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY!!! I guess it will have to be bye-bye for my appreciation for Aaron Rodgers and my old friends, the team I always loved most, the Green Bay Packers. I simply will not tolerate disrespect for my country–NO, NO WAY, NADA!!! Our military and country doesn’t deserve this degradation! Problems? Yes we have them,…we will always have them, but we have never shrugged off getting to the bottom of them and solving any issue that came our way. America and Americans are some of the most rugged the world will ever see!

  41. Joe Rosado

    October 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Aaron Rodgers has shown himself to be an ignorant fool. It’s best for him … if he would keep his mouth shut. I didn’t know he was so ignorant.

  42. Elta

    October 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Aaron is full of crap. Leave our country. Behold cares whtbyounthink little rich whitr boy. Stop attacking our president. You don’t have that right

  43. Cheryl

    October 1, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Sounds contrived and weak. This was never about President Trump and it has taken two weeks to claim that excuse.
    If you don’t like the president, do something productive to champion your cause.
    Insulting America’s vets, active service soldiers and every Patriotic American in this country casts a wide net that just produces anger and disrespect.
    The NFL has chosen their stand. And it is not for us or our country.

  44. Cheryl

    October 1, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Obama blamed Bush.

    NFL blames Trump.

    When did it become acceptable to blame your actions on everyone but yourself?

  45. Gail

    October 1, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I agree! I said it the first time it happened I said another thing Trump did to take the heat off himself for all the screw ups! HOORAY For you AAron! I happen to be a PATRIOTS fan but I couldn’t agree more with you! Tell it like it is!

  46. Frank

    October 1, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Watching this bogus protest against the treatment of blacks by the police makes me want to puke. If these clown were paying attention they would know this all a sick joke encouraged by lies and exaggerations. The statistics do NOT support their claims yet they continue to be clueless. Rogers is a great QB but his brain has been juggled to many times if he is trying to convince himself and others that this is all Trumps fault – it can be DIRECTLY linked to our last race baiting president.

  47. Carolyn Lutz

    October 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    If patriots they would Not be protesting. Rogers is in left field.

  48. Marc J. Rauch

    October 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    The absurdity of the protest against the playing of America’s National Anthem, or the flying of our flag, or whatever the dimwits in the NFL think they are demonstrating against took a turn for the worst today in London, England.

    Three misfit, brain-dead morons in Miami Dolfins’ costumes* took a knee during the playing of the United States “Star Spangled Banner,” but then they stood up for the playing of the British anthem “God Save The Queen.”

    I could recite the litany of human rights violations and atrocities committed by the British over the past several hundred years against nearly every nation and people on the planet Earth, but I don’t want this to be a 40-page document. And besides, any person who passed through elementary school without special assistance would know of these events against everybody. But then, my guess is that the three clowns in the Miami costumes* probably didn’t make it through 6th grade without some kind of special “leave no child behind” consideration. I’m also sure that the only way they passed through high school and college was based solely on the fact that they were borne with the genetic make up that allowed them to excel at sports. I’d be very surprised if they ever read any history books or if they know anything about British colonization and enslavement of Africans, Irish, Chinese, Australia Aborigines, native Americans – as I said above, EVERY people the English ever came in contact with. And if it wasn’t for America, the British would have continued with their human rights atrocities for many decades if not centuries.

    The numb-nuts in the Miami costumes chose to disrespect America and then honor England. Incidentally, it was the British support of the Confederate States that made it possible for the south to continue the Civil War for such a long time. But why would the three cloacas know any of this, they would have had to pay attention to something taught in school.

    Oh, by the way, I love England and the British people and their history. The British are responsible for some great things, and I love visiting the UK and British Commonwealth Nations. But I know history, and I can make connection between A and B.

    The NFL got all busy prosecuting Tom Brady for having less air in his footballs then they should have had. They should now suspend and fine the three schmucks for having too much air in their heads.

    * I use the word “costumes” instead of “uniforms” because “uniforms” denotes some kind of dignity and integrity and respect, and I can’t imagine that these imbeciles possess any of these characteristics.

  49. Luisa

    October 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I don’t believe this guy Aaron because you don’t get back at one person disrespecting the flag and our troops and country. Go and protest in front of the white house on your time not at the games. So you’ll are still wrong. Stop making excuses and do what is right. Respect our flag and troops and country. If you don’t like Trump move somewhere else we won’t miss you. Most Americans voted for Trump. He is who we wanted to fix things in this country after 8 horrible years of destruction. Grow up little boys and stop your temper tantrums.

  50. Luisa

    October 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    You yourselves are to blame for the protests. President Trump said what he said after you’ll were already acting like silly little boys with your infantile protests. Stop lying and making excuses for your childish behavior.

  51. Luisa

    October 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    You’ll are just angry because Trump won the presidency. Grow up and get over it just like we got over Obama winning even though we didn’t go around rioting like savages and idiots, we didn’t like it but there was nothing we could do to change it. When Obama won I cried out no no no no no no, but I didn’t go out and act like a savage baby crier.

  52. Ann

    October 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    YES, AARON IT WAS ABOUT DISRESPECTING OF THE FLAG. THE QUOTE BY COLON KAEPERNICK SAYS IT IS. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” YOU HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE TO AGENDA TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE ACTUAL SITUATION. PLEASE DON’T TAKE FOOTBALL FANS AS STUPID. WE ARE MUCH SMARTER THEN YOU GIVE US CREDIT FOR. MAYBE YOUR THE ONE WHO HAS BECOME STUPID WITH TO MANY BUMPS TO THE HEAD. AS FOR OPPRESSION OF BLACK PEOPLE, FOOTBALL HAS BECOME A BLACK SPORT. EQUALITY IN EVERYTHING…THEY HAD A BLACK PRESIDENT. HOLD CEO, CFO, AND TOP SEAT IN WELL ORGANIZED COMPANIES. I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED THE REPORTS FOR BLACK/WHITES/OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN SHOT BY THE POLICE. IN ONLY 5 STATES OUT OF 50 SHOW THAT BLACKS WERE SHOT BY POLICE MORE THAN WHITES…AND THATS BY ONE OR TWO MORE. 5 OUT OF 50 IF YOU DIDN’T CATCH THAT THE FIRST TIME. YOU ARE THE TOKEN WHITE GUYS. YOUR BLACK BUDDIES HAVE AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF BLACK PRIVILEGE GOING FOR THEM. ONE THING I CAN SAY IS THAT COLON IS KEEPING THE BENCH WARM FOR YOU AND THE OTHERS THAT KEEP GOING WITH THIS BULLSHIT. YOU ARE ONLY PISSED AT TRUMP BECAUSE HE CALL YOU OUT FOR THE CRAP YOU WERE PULLING ON THIS COUNTRY. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/

  53. Ray dixon

    October 1, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    They learning now where there money comes fron

  54. Joseph

    October 2, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Aaron your just like the rest. Good luck and good by.It is not about Trump. People were pissed off last year, when one man refused to respect the flag.We the people are sick of this crap.I am done with you football and any of the NFL SPONSORS!

  55. dave

    October 2, 2017 at 12:21 am

    it does not matter what words they say , the act of disrespect to the flag and the anthem is a failure of character. they slander and dishonor our dead and our freedoms. they play word games to excuse thier failure of charactor. and show thier true colors. which are not red white and blue.

  56. Nastazi

    October 2, 2017 at 3:27 am

    I read this elsewhere today. It bears repeating….32 NFL TEAMS;53 players per team. Total 1696 players. 871 Convicted Felons playing currently in the NFL. That leaves 825 players that don’t have a criminal record. You truly think the hate for police is still about suppression of black people?

    • Patrick Paes

      October 2, 2017 at 4:29 am

      This liberal b.s. that who is responsible ,for his aka George Soro’s ploy to create civil unrest ,start race riot continue with Agenda 21 ,little here ,and a lot there ,for a N.F.L. Quarterback ,you are not to smart ,even though you went to Cal .This is about respect ,for this once great nation ,it’s colors ,the National Anthem ,the Armed Forces ,the people serving ,the one’s who have served ,and the one’s who have given all so a tewrk like and other’s can play a game for big money ,this was never about you ,the N.F. L.,or anyone’s race ,this is about respect for this once great nation ,it not about the 45th ,it not a place to carry on like a child , throwing a tantrum ,you want carry on like that and to show disrespect ,We The People will ,and can shut the league down ,for as long as takes ,and for what what ever it takes ,If you want protest do on your time ,your time ,we are not going to put up with it ,if we suffer ,you as N.F.L. protesters ,will suffer thrice,and even more ,Football is not life ,it;s a game the colors ,the National Anthem ,and Military past ,and future will be here way after your dead and gone ,and people won’t remember you ,but they will remember the colors ,the National Anthem ,and Armed Forces ,what it comes down they are necessary ,your not ,understand your not,and I am not going to give a history lesson to a educated man like ,just in case you missed it we showing respect for all ,since the beginning of this once great nation ,so it is not racial,black people fought with George Washington ,free blacks ,American’s 442 ,in World 2 ,and white ,black American Indians Mexican American’s ,every race ,religion ,and gender .this is what it is all about ,however We The People ,can and will shut you down ,if you cannot handle this in house .WE THE PEOPLE

  57. Judy stiltner

    October 2, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Where were they when OBAMA was being so divisive?

  58. Lonnie Cleveland

    October 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    You red to keep calling plays and throwing the football, not giving us reasons why you show little respect for the USA. Your predicessor was an example you should follow…..BL

  59. Marlene Langert

    October 4, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    THis just proves what I have heard before. THose that “take a knee” do not even know what theya re protesting. I am so glad that the NFL is going down to nothing. College football is much more fun to watch anyway.

  60. Dennis

    October 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    So the Black players are attacking the White players now because they’re mad at Trump? Is that it? And that’s not Racist? I used to like Aaron Rodgers. No more! The NFL has been destroyed by the Black players. And they will destroy the NBA too! GOOD! The Army calls that kind of behavior,Crapping in your own mess kit! IDIOTS!!

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