The countdown

The countdown

Postautor: hongwei28 » 6 wrz 2018, o 06:45

>(NEW YORK) — The military group American Veterans (AMVETS) says the NFL has rejected its full-page Super Bowl program ad that contained the hashtag “#PleaseStand.” The ad George Iloka Jersey , with the picture a color guard holding the American flag, also included a call to donate $20 to AMVETS.The ad jumps right into the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, originally stoked by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prior to last season and recharged after inflammatory comments by President Donald Trump last September.In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk wrote that “freedom of speech works both ways.” Polk goes on to say, “We respect the rights of those who choose to protest,” but “imposing corporate censorship to deny those same rights to those veterans who have secured it for all is reprehensible.”Goodell said in a letter to teams in October that the NFL believes everyone should stand for the anthem, but added, “We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues.”The NFL released a statement on Monday, saying they did not accept the ad due to it making a “political statement.”“The Super Bowl program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams Dan Bailey Jersey , and the Super Bowl. It has never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement,” NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy said in the statement.McCarthy says AMVETS submitted the “Please Stand” ad (with no hashtag) last Wednesday. McCarthy says the NFL approved other tag lines, such as “Please Honor Our Veterans” or “Please Stand for our Veterans,” but the organization did not respond and the program went into production without the AMVETS ad.McCarthy says the NFL delayed printing of the program specifically to wait for a response. It was only after the program had gone into production that the group asked to add the hashtag, he said.McCarthy says the NFL will continue to salute service members during the Super Bowl with “on-field moments that will be televised as part of the game.”In the letter to the NFL commissioner, Polk writes that “veterans are good for more than just military aircraft flyovers, photo opportunities during halftime, or props to sell camouflage-style NFL apparel.”Trump told people at a campaign rally in Alabama last September that owners should say, “Get that son of a b—- off the field right now” if they “disrespect the flag.” He returned to the topic multiple times on during the NFL season, repeatedly criticizing players who kneeled and blaming declining NFL ratings on the controversy.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. C.J. Anderson is leaving Denver with a million memories Kevin White Jersey , a Super Bowl ring and no hard feelings.

"It's business, I understand it," Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday after he was released by the Denver Broncos. "I've been here five years and it came to an end. So, I'm excited for the next opportunity."

Where that is, "I don't know," Anderson said. "I have no clue at all."

Possible landing spots include Miami, where Dolphins coach Adam Gase offered him a four-year, $18 million deal in 2016 that Denver matched, and New England, where Patriots coach Bill Belichick is also a big fan.

Anderson hits free agency at an opportune time.

He's 27, has just 683 career carries and is coming off his best season Greg Mancz Jersey , one in which he played in all 16 games for the first time and ran for a career-best 1,007 yards .

"I would never say it's a good time to be free," Anderson said. "All I ever tried to do was give my best effort to Denver in every way possible. I did that for five years. Now it's time to go and do that for another team."

Anderson wasn't one of the 23 running backs drafted in 2013 but the Cal alum has put up better career numbers than all of those running backs except for one: Steelers star Le'Veon Bell.

Anderson's resume includes a Pro Bowl, two dozen TDs, a pair of playoff touchdowns and numerous game-sealing runs, none bigger than his TD plunge that capped Denver's 24-10 win over Carolina in the Super Bowl three years ago.

Shortly afterward, Gase, who had been his offensive coordinator in Denver, offered him the big contract that Broncos GM John Elway ultimately matched.

The deal included a $5 million signing bonus and salaries of $675,000 in 2016, $2.9 million last year and $4.5 million in each of the next two years.

Because there was no dead cap money in 2018 or '19 Brad Nortman Jersey , Anderson knew his release was, if not imminent, a very strong possibility this offseason as the Broncos rebuild an anemic offense following a 5-11 season.

"I knew I could be released or traded at any time," Anderson said.

His release not only clears a combined $9 million off the books for Denver but it opens the way for Devontae Booker, De'Angelo Henderson or maybe even a pick in the upcoming draft to take over as the Broncos' featured back alongside new QB Case Keenum .

"I respect the decision whether it's a money issue or a play issue," Anderson said. "They feel like they can move on from me. I understand that. That's the beauty of our game. Now I get an opportunity to showcase my skills somewhere else."

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