Playing in major media markets comes with increased attention that requires model behavior, but it can also boost a player's brand power. Both knelt at the goal line, heads down. Athletes' behavior during the anthem and flag presentation became a national conversation and a political talking point after NFL players used the traditional opening of their games as a moment to protest police brutality and racism in America. At 26, he has gone unsigned despite starting at safety for five years; earlier this month, Reid filed a grievance against the NFL and its teams. This is not and was never the case.
Barkley was widely viewed as the most talented player in the NFL Draft and he ended up being selected to the league's third-largest market, according to Statistawith the No.
Fox News sorry for showing praying NFL players in protest story
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Saying that the new policy was meant to put the focus back on the game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday, "It was unfortunate that on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic. Though the five-time Pro Bowler reportedly flirted with retirement or a move to the WWE this offseason, he ultimately returned in time for the Patriots' mandatory minicamp. Eagles player Zach Ertz, who was in two of the pictures used by Fox during the segment, tweeted "this can't be serious. Defensive players rarely receive enough attention on broadcasts to become household names, but Miller has easily accomplished that feat.