Every week (or so it seems) the NFL finds itself deeper and deeper in the mud while seemingly unable to get out of a wrestling match with the President.
The reasons are pretty simple.
1. The NFL owners may be wealthy, but many of them have an appallingly defective understanding of human nature.
2. They also (like many self-made men) are conceited and self-confident enough to think that they can negotiate anything with anybody and get a result in their favor. Including the President.
3. NFL owners do not (under any circumstances) want NFL Players to have the same power as players in other sports such as basketball.
Those 3 mindset imperatives are the reasons why the NFL is now in a mess almost entirely of their own making.
And Col. Morris Davis explains the whole mess from Trump’s point of view:
The war on the @NFL checks 3 boxes for @realDonaldTrump: (1) he hurts the bottom line of those who denied him a team and snubbed him, (2) belittling mostly black players incites his racist base, (3) false patriotism charade masks Trump being a 5x draft dodger … a win-win-win. https://t.co/UYPOSKKjne
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) June 6, 2018