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NFL corner back Richard Sherman, who’s never known to hold his tongue, said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has an “old plantation mentality” in demanding that his players stand for the national anthem.

Last week, Jones said his Cowboys will not be allowed to stay in the locker room during the anthem, and must be on the field for the pre-game ceremony and standing at attention. The stance is counter to the league’s new (now suspended) anthem policy, which states players must stand on the sideline during the national anthem or wait in the locker room.

Sherman, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers in the off-season, hinted it was far from surprising Jones had chosen to implement such a team policy.

“The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, with the old plantation mentality,” Sherman said of Jones during an interview with USA Today on Monday. “What did you expect?”

Of course Donald Trump praised Jones’ proclamation in a supportive tweet last week.


Just as predictably, Jones’ stance was dismissed by a number of players. On Friday, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins called Jones a “bully” and urged NFL owners to stand up to him.

Former Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens also used the same adjective to describe his former employer.

“[Jerry Jones] is being a bully,” Owens, who played for the Cowboys between 2006 and 2008, told Fox Sports Radio on Sunday. “You’re basically stripping someone of their right to do what they want to in a peaceful protest […] To put guys in a situation where they have to do something, that’s not right. That’s totally wrong.”

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10 thoughts on “Richard Sherman Says Jerry Jones’ Anthem Stance Is From ‘Old Plantation Mentality’

  1. Black beckie on said:

    So black men still playing for plantation owners, yep that’s right. And the supporters of plantation owners their son’s and daughters.

  2. I think I feel the “green flu” coming on…….they, those that choose to, are demonstrating the use of the first amendment. Stay in the locker room or come out and kneel but whatever they do, it should not be done at the threat of an ass like Jerry Jones. Take a lesson my brothers and any one else that chooses to support you, Muhammed Ali stood firm, weathered the storm and came out on top.

  3. Jerry Jones needs to go sit his REDNECK ass down somewhere.
    I totally agree that Jones has a “plantation massa mentality”-which explains his stance on NFL
    players not standing when the national anthem is played.

    FYI -Jones and other stupid white folks–OUR ANTHEM IS LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING-not no Star Spangled Banner mess by that POS Francis Scott Keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Theo on said:

    Brothers Need To Call Jones’ Bluff, bec. IF the Brothers are fired bec. of kneeling, that means the END of Jones income too, which football income is Jones’ God.

  5. americanize on said:

    Jerry Jones is not a bully he’s massa this racist bastard punked the black players,he;s telling grown men they have to stand and don’t stay in the locker room during a anthem wrote by a slave owner.Every black player in the NFL should sit during this bullsh*t anthem.And Dak Presscott not only cooning he had the tap shoes on.Young black men please don’t be like this dude.So sad.

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