The President has created a broad anthem standard that goes well beyond the playing field
The President has spoken (again) about the national anthem. And now that he has gotten his wish to get that son of a bitch off the field (a line borrowed from an FDR fireside chat, possibly) who declines to stand for the anthem, the President has offered a broad proclamation regarding his expectations.
It’s sufficiently broad to apply not only to the players and everyone else at field level, but to everyone else in the stadium.
I don’t think people should be staying in the locker rooms, the President said on FOX News Channel. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem.
Above all else, fans should do nothing during the playing of the anthem to in any way disrespect the song, including screaming Ooooooooh! at the outset of the oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave! or, in Kansas City, replacing the the final words of the song with and the home of the Chiefs.
Anyone who doesn’t comply with those standards isn’t truly standing proudly for the national anthem. And we now know you have to stand proudly for the anthem or you shouldn’t be there.
Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.
McDermott said at this point, there was not a concern that the problem would threaten his season.
Jones, their second-rounder last year, was involved in a bizarre incident which saw him arrested for vandalism while naked and bleeding, after a fight with his brother. Charges were eventually dropped and Jones expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported him.
He caught 27 passes as a rookie, and the Bills could clearly use more from him this season after going all-in to land quarterback Josh Allen in the draft.
That was actually Sid Dreyer, our assistant athletic trainer, kind of took the bull by the horns there, Miller said in December. The Level 1 trauma center that I was at was actually like four or five minutes from the stadium. By the time we make the trip to the other, they diagnose me, I would’ve had to go back to the Level 1 trauma that we already went to.
So, Sid’s my hero. He saved my leg.