Kenny Stills, Stephen Ross Agree To Disagree On Trump Fundraiser
Dolphins WR Kenny Stills said he and Owner Stephen Ross talked out their differences regarding a fundraiser for President Trump and have "agreed to disagree," according to Hal Habib of the PALM BEACH POST. Stills saw Ross' fundraiser for Trump's re-election campaign as "contradictory to the mission statement of Ross’ nonprofit, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality." Stills texted Ross, who then "called Stills to talk it out." Stills said, "There’s not much to argue about. He has his feelings about it and he stands firm in that and I respect that. But I disagree and I told him there’s no hard feelings" (PALM BEACH POST, 8/14). In Miami, Greg Cote wrote Ross "appeared stunned" that there was "negative backlash" over the fundraiser. The RISE mission is "at odds with a president who has been so critical of players." Ross’ fundraiser for Trump has been a "major, instant credibility blow to his own RISE organization." Ross is a man who "evidently did not realize, or did not care, how bad the optics look here" (MIAMI HERALD, 8/13).