Just days after Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, announced that the team would not support players who exercise their right to protest, quarterback Dak Prescott has also shared his thoughts about the ongoing controversy.
“I never protest during the anthem and I don’t think that’s the time or venue to do so,” Prescott said of the NFL national anthem protests. “The game of football has always brought me such peace and I think it does the same for a lot of people playing the game, watching the game and a lot of people that have any impact of the game. So when you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game … it takes away.”
“It takes away from the joy and to the love that football brings a lot of people,” he added, as he acknowledged the cause of the protests during the national anthem.
“We know there is social injustices,” he said, but now, he’s “up for taking a next step , whatever the step may be for action and not just kneeling.”
“I’ve always believed to stand up for what I believe in and that’s what I’m going to continue to do,” he said, before he clarified his position, in relation to Jones’ decision.
“I do exactly what I’m doing and what I stand by whether I was wearing the star or not,” he said, “whether I was playing for Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones or any other owner. I believe in what I believe in and that’s that.”
Precsott’s remarks comes just nine months after the baller signed a sponsorship deal with Yogurt company Dannon, the same day the company announced it had dropped Cam Newton over his comments about a female journalist.
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