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President Trump criticizes Roger Goodell over anthem protests in series of tweets

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and President Donald Trump seem to agree on mutal disatisfaction with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and President Donald Trump seem to agree on mutal disatisfaction with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. rmallison@star-telegram.com

It seems as though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has once again found a kindred spirit in the form of President Donald Trump.

In a series of tweets early Wednesday morning, the commander-in-chief first took aim at Lavar Ball for not appreciating the president’s role on bringing home Ball’s son, LiAngelo back to the United States after his arrest in Hangzhou, China for shoplifting.

But not long after, Trump once again took Roger Goodell to task for how the NFL commissioner has handled the national anthem protests. The president claimed the league was considering keeping players in the locker room for the 2018-2019 season while the anthem was going on. The second attack likely refers to a report from The Washington Post that claimed that several unnamed owners believe the league will revisit the issue after the conclusion of the season.

Back in early October, the president praised Goodell for his supposed plan to end the protests. He also publicly applauded Jones’ proclamation that any Cowboys’ player that sat for the anthem wouldn’t play.

Jones is reportedly still furious over Goodell’s handling of the protests as well as the handling of the Ezekiel Elliot case. Although the Cowboys owner has threatned to take legal action for several weeks, several reports indicate that he has since backed down.

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