Donald Trump made harsh statements attacking NFL players and their protest in taking the knee. He’s turned the protest into a symbol for disrespecting the flag and military.

What Trump failed to realize is that in criticizing these players he was also criticizing their protest against brain injuries and the brain disease CTE as well.

Sports journalist Bomani Jones says, “That was the more underrated part of this thing with Trump when he went about it as a whole crazy right-wing thing. There’s a war on football and that football had to be preserved so you know that it’s a defense on football but an attack on football players… And that was the big one that hit them all. You hit somebody too hard at 15 yards. And I think that was one of the big things that made the owners mad. They’re like ‘look man we are trying to stay out of court. Quit messing with the money.'”

Roland Martin brings the point that players have to begin taking notice of things. “The players have to realize that what they are doing, the issues that they were addressing are not just police brutality, criminal justice reform, but yes brain injuries, CTE. It has been totally hijacked This is where players and let me also say external groups must step up and use their power to refocus this thing and not allow it to become just a discussion just about the flag but about these issues, ” explains Martin.

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

Also On Black America Web:

4 thoughts on “Roland Martin: CTE & Brain Injuries Are A Part Of The NFL Protest

  1. tuyoturona on said:

    öür röömätë’s stëp sïstër mäkës 94 ëvërÿ höür ön thë ïntërnët änd shë häs bëën öüt öf wörk för 6 mönths änd läst mönth hër päÿ wäs 21425 jüst wörkïnġ ön thë ïntërnët för twö höürs ä däÿ… ġö hërë tö thïs sïtë……….

    https://goo.gl/28xgcF

  2. I am writing to. You because I. Have. Lost. Every thing. I had. To. Move in with a girlfriend and. She has been so nice but I know that I have. Put. A. Stran on. On her. We are not eating everyday and there is so much we need. After the storm. When you h
    ave lost everything there is so much more you need. Please help us out if you can. Anything would help us out.

  3. I am writing to. You because I. Have. Lost. Every thing. I had. To. Move in with a girlfriend and. She has been so nice but I know that I have. Put. A. Stran on. On her. We are not eating everyday and there is so much we need. After the storm. When you h
    ave lost everything there is so much more you need. Please help us out if you can. Anything would help us out.

  4. The NFL needs to address the amount of concussions the players sustain during a football season and implement some type of protections so they can be prevented.

    Obviously, the NFL is all about $$$$$-however, it needs to also take into consideration the conditions in which some of the players find themselves in.

    They often are made to play with injuries, which often get worse.
    The sheer brutality of football no doubt takes a toll on the players bodies.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



×