CBS sportscaster calls out Trump's "vulgar, profane references" to peaceful NFL protesters
James Brown: These players "have been peacefully exhibiting their First Amendment rights ... for the purpose of resolving longstanding, well-documented problems in their communities"
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From the September 24 edition of CBS' Face the Nation:
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JOHN DICKERSON (HOST): The response to the president's comments has been pretty overwhelming from players, from owners. What are you hearing?
JAMES BROWN (HOST, The NFL Today): Pretty much what you just articulated, John, that from the commissioner, owners, and players, they have uniformly and universally disavowed those comments. Leadership, John, is about being a unifier, if you will. And engaging in vulgar, profane references to a group of young professionals who have been peacefully exhibiting their First Amendment rights is not the way to engage in civil discourse for the purpose of resolving longstanding, well-documented problems in their communities. And all they're aiming to do is to make sure that the first words of the U.S. Constitution, "We the people," is inclusive and they have those same rights and freedoms, John.