President Donald Trump found it necessary to condemn NFL players who protest the national anthem during a rally Friday in Alabama.
He hasn’t said much about his former team in the several years since, but he opened up recently in an interview with Graham Bensinger. The quarterback was extremely candid, and detailed why he didn’t work out with the 49ers.
“I think in the time, I knew how dysfunctional the work enviornment I was in at the time, what it was,” Smith said. “I knew it was really dysfunctional, I knew that this wasn’t the way successful places operated. But when you’re a young QB, it’s hard to vocalize that. It’s hard to stand up and say that, it’s hard to make that change.”
Productivity on the field isn’t exactly new to the former Akron standout, the Chargers’ fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft. Brown broke 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Jason Taylor’s single-season sacks record with 12 as a senior and finished his Zips career with 41 1/2 tackles for loss.
“There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, another contributor to the Trump New York Yankees Cheap Jerseys campaign, said the President’s comments “were divisive and counterproductive to what our NFL Jerseys Wholesale country needs right now,” and used the team’s contributions during Hurricane Harvey as an example of unity.