A Letter To NFL Players

The following letter has gone viral, and has been appearing on blogs, FB, Twitter, and other social media. Its author is unknown, but its content is from the heart of Our Nation.

In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his blackout to avoid glare and made him take it off.
In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders….
In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace” but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure” eye black for breast cancer awareness.
In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem…)
In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
In 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11
So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression?
You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.
Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.
You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s. College was not an option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to summer workouts. He went to basic training.
You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.
Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.
You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.
Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.
You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers. You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.
On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest. He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV. When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television.

While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

Colin Kaepernick’s home


To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I am done with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.
National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.

 
I would like to add, as a note to our Military :
Think not of those who are unappreciative, but rather think about the rest of us who are more than grateful for your dedication and willingness to support and defend the Constitution of the US and the American people. They may be only words but they come with true sincerity from the hearts of patriotic Americans everywhere. Thank you all for your service.
~Terry
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28 Responses to A Letter To NFL Players

  1. Hardnox says:

    Yeah, what y’all said…

  2. Uriel says:

    Wow…first time I say this. Thanks Terry. Add my name to that grateful list. I had a son who served and am proud of him for doing so. Unlike some, my son came home and now has a beautiful wife and two great children. I do not forget how blessed I am every day for the many who have or are serving. They have sacriiced much even unto death to serve in a volunteer army because they choose to believe they were keeping us safe and free. Yes these people have a right to voice opinions no different than a BLM or ANTIFA groupee. However, the very act when taken to the level of disrespect for our country and our soldiers, sailors, and enforcement is obscene. It deserves to be addressed just as violence, chaos, and destruction from BLM and ANTIFA has crossed the line. To side with that attitude is to side with anarchy. They don’t deserve the massive amounts of money, accolades, endorsements, and adoring fans when they disrespect the very things and people who provide them with ways out of bad life situations or provide them with cushy lifestyles.

  3. Diego Dave says:

    awesome letter. will pass it on to others! i will join the boycott. NO NFL for me.

  4. C. Jackman says:

    Amen. Stand together America.

  5. Ragnar says:

    Well stated, totally agree. Salute!

  6. whitetop says:

    I rejected the NFL a number of years ago and have never regretted my decision. It is difficult to rationalize taxpayers paying for mega stadiums so a sports baron can make more money. The Stuporbowel is one of the biggest marketing scams ever which costs the host city taxpayers even more money w/no return in investment. Let’s hope President Trump takes away their tax exempt status the NFL enjoys at our expense.

    • Terry says:

      I agree whitetop..the tax break is totally ridiculous. I do believe Trump will put an end to it. The NFL will soon rue the day they crossed paths with REAL America !

      • With all the money they and their owners make, why the hell are they getting a tax break? So we pay twice for the same tickets? Ya gotta be shitting me!!! And then the have the gall to protest?
        They can all go to hell as far as I’m concerned!

  7. Terry, you did well. I read this with blurry eyes and boiling blood. I’ll leave it there for now.
    Good, nay, GREAT, find, my friend! I hope this went, and goes, viral.

  8. clyde says:

    The National Felon League just don’t get it. And they’re too stupid to figure it out.

  9. Terry says:

    Great comments by everyone. I knew our readers would appreciate it as much as I do. It really puts a different perspective on the disrespect the arrogant, grossly overpaid, prima donnas have shown for Our Country. Hopefully, some of them will read it somewhere and benefit from it.

    * Sorry for the long running paragraph. It had breaks in it when I sent it to the print shop. Guess we need a new editor. Oh Nox……..

  10. Terry says:

    It seems the NFL just want to keep digging their grave deeper :

    https://ca.reuters.com/article/canadaSportsNews/idCAKBN1CI24Y-OCASP

    I think I’ll take up bowling.

  11. 219rad says:

    Terry – Thanks for sharing that letter. Although I don’t go to games and haven’t watched them on TV for a couple of years, let’s not forget to also stay away from the NFL Shop and the NFL clothing at the department stores. I used to buy quite a bit from the NFL shop but will save the money spent there to help supply our local food bank.

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