‘I don’t think guys are going to like it,’ McCoy told ESPN Wednesday. ‘I think it’s going to be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys want to have a, I guess you would call it a peaceful protest, I don’t think it’s right to take that away from guys.’
NFL players have been protesting police brutality against minorities by sitting, kneeling or raising a first during the national anthem since last season. On Tuesday, facing intense criticism from fans and President Donald Trump, commissioner Roger Goodell penned a memo to all 32 teams, sharing his belief ‘that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.’
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