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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticized the NFL for suggesting last week that the state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if a bathroom bill targeting transgender people is passed. Abbott, a Republican, told conservative radio host Glenn Beck ...

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Old 02-15-2017, 04:16 PM   #1
 
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Governor Abbott Puts Roger Goodell in his Place

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticized the NFL for suggesting last week that the state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if a bathroom bill targeting transgender people is passed.

Abbott, a Republican, told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday that the NFL "is walking on thin ice" with its veiled threat.

After criticizing the NFL for allowing players to kneel during the national anthem, Abbott said: "The NFL needs to concentrate on playing football and get the heck out of politics."

On Friday, in response to an email question about the Texas bill, which was filed last month, league spokesman?Brian McCarthy said: "If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events."

Said Abbott on Tuesday: "For some low-level NFL adviser to come out and say that they are going to micromanage and try to dictate to the state of Texas what types of policies we're going to pass in our state, that's unacceptable.

"We don't care what the NFL thinks and certainly what their political policies are because they are not a political arm of the state of Texas or the United States of America. They need to learn their place in the United States, which is to govern football, not politics."

Abbott had responded to McCarthy's statement on Twitter on Saturday, indicating he wasn't threatened by it and pointing to the Deflategate case as an example of the NFL's hypocrisy.

The NFL has selected future Super Bowl sites through 2021, none of which are in Texas. Dallas hosted the game in 2011, and three Super Bowls have been played in Texas since 2004, which is second only to Florida.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: NFL 'walking on thin ice' by wading into politics

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I like this governor!
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Said Abbott on Tuesday: "For some low-level NFL adviser to come out and say that they are going to micromanage and try to dictate to the state of Texas what types of policies we're going to pass in our state, that's unacceptable.

"We don't care what the NFL thinks and certainly what their political policies are because they are not a political arm of the state of Texas or the United States of America. They need to learn their place in the United States, which is to govern football, not politics."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: NFL 'walking on thin ice' by wading into politics
I'm sure the economy of Texas will do just fine if they never host another Super Bowl. You tell 'em Gov. Abbot!


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league spokesman Brian McCarthy said: "If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events."[/URL]
So I guess one of the core values of the NFL is allowing their employees to openly disrespect the National Anthem. Protesting government policy is one thing but disrespecting the anthem and the flag that stands for the very country that gives you the right to do so is something else entirely. Just sayin'.
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Goodell is spineless.

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Old 02-16-2017, 04:29 PM   #5
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"Walking on thin ice"? What's the good ol' gov'nor going to do? Kick Goodell's ass? Not that I wouldn't pay money to see that, but really... empty threat.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:11 PM   #6
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in reality this is corporate blackmail of the states.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:26 PM   #7
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it's been 8 years of giving in to this poo.

So grateful the 'vibe' has changed. Good for Texas!

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