DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit Lions President Rod Wooden stated he stands by the gamers, saying they’re all people entitled to their opinions and free speech, at a press convention on Sunday.
Wooden stated it was “unlucky” to be speaking about this and never soccer.
“I do know our gamers, they’re nice guys, they’re nice members of the group they usually do nice work each day,” he stated. “We simply needed to get one thing out to help them and get again to speaking about soccer.”
He stated he thinks the gamers know he helps them, and he doesn’t know what they plan to do on Sunday’s recreation.
Wooden stated he stands with Martha Ford’s assertion denouncing President Trump’s feedback on firing NFL gamers who kneel through the nationwide anthem.
“I feel the assertion stand for itself,” he stated. “Numerous house owners have come out with statements. We’ll see what occurs round the remainder of the league.”
Wooden stated regardless of the gamers determine to do is as much as them.
“As I stated, we help the gamers.”
He additionally mentioned Lions Coach Jim Caldwell’s contract extension, though he wouldn’t touch upon the phrases of the contract, solely saying it was a multi-yr extension.