Tagliabue Calls Trump's Remarks “Insulting And Disgraceful”
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is a guest of Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson for today’s game in Charlotte against the Saints. In meeting the media before the game, Tagliabue was asked about President Trump’s comments on the NFL and players, and Tagliabue prefaced his remarks by stressing he is a private citizen and doesn’t speak for the NFL. “But I think I know a little bit about NFL players and from my perspective, there are engaged in many, many positive things all across America, all the time, week in and week out.”
Tagliabue: “For me, to single out any particular group of players, and to call them SOBs, to me, that’s insulting and disgraceful. I think that the players deserve credit, they should get credit for what they do, and when it comes to speech, they are entitled to speak, we are entitled to listen, we are entitled to agree or disagree for that matter. But we are not entitled to shut anyone’s speech down.” He went on the say, “NFL players are mature, they are thoughtful and they are active in the community. … We should be proud of them for being active” (THE DAILY).