The Rams are off this weekend, but a few players and owner Stan Kroenke reacted in both emotional and measured ways to President Trump’s controversial comments regarding protests by NFL players.
Trump said Friday that team owners should fire players for kneeling during the national anthem. His comments caused a wave of negative reaction throughout the league, including unified gestures by entire teams on Sunday.
Kroenke is one of several NFL owners who gave $1 million to Trump’s election campaign.
On Sunday, he issued a statement that supported players’ freedom to protest. He did not mention the president or his comments.