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  • Many current and former players voiced their disapproval with President Donald Trump's volatile comments Friday night.
By Kellen Becoats
September 22, 2017

It seems that sports and politics are constantly intertwined nowadays, and on Friday night it was President Donald Trump mixing the two. During a rally in Huntsville, Ala., President Trump voiced his disapproval on NFL players protesting during the national anthem.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say: 'Get that son of a b---- off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired,"' said Trump.

Commissioner Roger Goodell responded with a statement early Saturday that criticized the comments and drew attention to NFL players' positive influence in communities. 

Many current and former players didn't take well to those comments and jumped to Twitter to exclaim their anger and disappointment. It will be interesting to see how many current players do weigh in on the comments, as surely many will want to stay away from the topic entirely in fear of becoming a distraction. Colin Kaepernick, for instance, is still not on an NFL roster, with most in NFL circles believing the reason for that is his political activism.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

Bills running back LaSean McCoy

Free agent offensive tackle/NFLPA president Eric Winston

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin

Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward

Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson

Redskins linebacker Zach Brown

Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty and Browns cornerback Jason McCourty

Former running back Justin Forsett

Former running back Reggie Bush 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis

Free agent linebacker Emmanuel Acho

Free agent wide receiver Cecil Shorts

Vikings running back Bishop Sankey

Broncos guard Max Garcia

Lions tight end Eric Ebron

Former free safety Husain Abdullah

Bengals safety George Iloka

Former running back Arian Foster

Free agent wide receiver Stedman Bailey

Former defensive tackle Terrance Knighton

Former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh

It appears these guys have no intention of sticking to sports.

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