I’m pretty unimpressed by Sharpe’s thoughts, myself…and also with his odd style of rhetoric.
Personally, I don’t expect ethics or morality from the NFL, any more than I expect them from Pfizer or Bayer AG. But the unanimity seems appropriate and I’ll settle for that.
It could be the owners were advised by their lawyers, “Look, you took millions from Obama to add the pre-anthem lineup to the game, so maybe Trump really thinks he has the authority to tell you how it’s supposed to be done. He doesn’t really, but since you’ve given the Feds a sort of minority interest here, maybe you should be kind of careful what sort of statements you make.”