Two Ravens emphasize freedom of speech after release of Roger Goodell’s anthem memo

Friday, 13 October 2017, 12:34:17 AM. Mike Wallace and Tony Jefferson said players should be allowed to exercise their right to freedom of speech.
One day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to all 32 teams stating that the league believes “everyone should stand for the National Anthem” but did not go as far as requiring it, two Ravens players said individuals shouldn’t be told what to do during the anthem. “I feel like they should let us do whatever we want to do,” wide receiver Mike Wallace said after Wednesday’s practice. “I feel like we’re starting to let the president get into it and make his personal views be the law of our league, which is a privately owned league. So I feel like our views, they don’t want to hear our views.” Edward Lee The Ravens released their first injury report of the week leading up to Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at M&T Bank Stadium, and wide receiver Breshad Perriman did not practice because of a knee problem. In addition to Perriman, five others did not participate: defensive tackles Brandon... The Ravens released their first injury report of the week leading up to Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at M&T Bank Stadium, and wide receiver Breshad Perriman did not practice because of a knee problem. In addition to Perriman, five others did not participate: defensive tackles Brandon... (Edward Lee) “My whole thing is, everyone has their opinions, and at the end of the day, everyone has a right to do whatever they want to do,” free safety Tony Jefferson said. “Even if you don’t agree with someone’s opinion, I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal for people...Read more
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