jacks surfer shop, sandwich shop ,sports shop ,jacks surf store,sports shop,sports ,football jacks,football james source USA TODAY title How the NFL’s top draft picks will affect the league’s bottom line article NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said he doesn’t expect to see any impact from the NFL players who are protesting, and he said there’s nothing to suggest any of the players’ actions will impact the league financially.
NFL owners also will not be impacted by the protests, he said.
Smith said players will continue to receive a salary for their work as long as they do it legally.
“I think they’re very careful and professional about it,” Smith said.
“They know they’re in a very different situation.
They’re trying to make the best of it, and that’s the way they’re going to do it.”
The NFL has announced it is suspending its season for three weeks to allow players to address the national anthem before the draft and a meeting with players and owners to discuss how the protests will be addressed.
The players are being urged to stand in solidarity with those protesting the deaths of Black people in police custody and the ongoing war in Syria.
The league said the players will be allowed to address players during the draft, which is Tuesday, but not during the anthem.
Smith did not know if that would affect the draft as a whole.
“It’s a very complex issue and it’s going to take some time for everyone to get to know each other,” he said, “and it’s certainly going to be a tough time for us.”
The players have been protesting since last year over police brutality, racial injustice and other issues.
The protests have continued during the season.
Smith said he believes the league has the ability to find a way to resolve the protests.
“If the owners could get on board with that, and the players would get on with their own problems, the NFL could be on the same page as the players,” he told USA TODAY Sports.
“There’s no doubt that if the owners would do what they need to do, they would have a solution for these players.”
The league has made a point of not allowing players to kneel during the national anthems before the NFL Draft, but players can remain kneeling during the game on national television.
Smith says the league would have to make a statement that it doesn’t care about the anthem protests, and there’s no way the players are going to say that.
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