Cowboys Owner: “No Question” the NFL Is “Suffering from Protests”
On September 25th Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team in taking a knee before the National Anthem.
Then the team stood up locking arms for the National Anthem.
The next week after the NFL ratings dropped for the second week in a row Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told players to stand for the National Anthem.
On Sunday during the Cowboys game Defensive Lineman David Erving raised the black power fist after the National Anthem.
— SportsDay Cowboys (@dmn_cowboys) October 23, 2017
The protests are having an impact on the NFL. Ratings continue to slip week after week.
Earlier Monday Papa Johns told the NFL their sales were down during games.
This can’t be good.
On Monday Jerry Jones admitted “there is no question” the NFL is suffering due to the anti-military National Anthem protests.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones — the NFL’s most prominent and visible team owner — is making a frank, if obvious, admission: The protests are negatively impacting the league’s bottom line.
In comments reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jones addressed the issue for the first time since the owners meeting in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.
“There is no question the league is suffering negative effects from these protests,” Jones said.
NFL ratings across the board were down 7.5 percent from 2016 through Week 6, according to ESPN. The league has zeroed in on the protests against racial and social injustice as a primary cause for the ratings drop.