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Wall Street veterans are huddling up against the NFL.
Many brokers and bankers 锟斤拷 some of whom are also military veterans 锟斤拷 have threatened to pull the plug on pro football for not reining in players who are using the American national anthem as an opportunity to protest by taking the knee.
On Thursday, Allan Jones, founder of Check Into Cash, said that he is pulling all commercials for his lending companies during NFL games for the rest of the season.
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In other fallout, DirecTV said it will refund subscribers of its NFL Sunday Ticket package if they are opposed to the protests.
An insider tells Pro Football Talk multiple owners have conversed about the possibility, which is highlighted in Article VII of the NFL’s Constitution & Bylaws:
As sides are formed over Goodell’s next contract, there is a palpable awkwardness among the owners. The ice has yet to thaw between Jones and Falcons boss Arthur Blank. Before the Cowboys were thrashed 27-7 in Atlanta on Sunday, Jones and Blank stood on opposite sides of the field without so much as a wave.
That’s rare, Jones said, per USA Today, of the non-meet-and-greet. I’ve had games where I didn’t visit for whatever reasons. But it’s rare.
Boies reportedly sent a letter to the league’s counsel last Wednesday, alleging fellow owners are being misled by Blank, who leads the NFL’s compensation committee in charge of Goodell’s next deal. Jones, once made an ad-hoc member by Blank, is no longer allowed to join the meetings.
In December, Disney agreed to pay $52.4 billion for the bulk of Fox’s assets, leaving sports and news to the remaining Fox company.
Football is in our blood at Fox and we understand that nothing beats the NFL when it comes to television that captures people’s attention, said Peter Rice, president T. J. Leaf Jersey of Twenty-First Century Fox. Our historic relationship with the NFL dates back to the earliest days of Fox, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand our deep and enduring partnership to include prime-time games on Thursday night.