Some owners left the Yankees game early, seeking a good night’s sleep before the meeting with the players the next morning. Jones could afford to stay out late. Goodell had personally decided which owners would attend, and he had not invited Jones. The commissioner, sources say, wanted to prevent the players-owners meeting from devolving into an argument about whether a player should be benched if he kneels — an argument that was more likely to break out if Jones attended. For his part, Jones, who declined comment for this story, didn’t seem bothered. He beamed in the Yankee Stadium suite alongside his oldest son, Stephen, masking worries over what was now at stake for the NFL in 2017.
Polls show that the protest issue has resonated with millions of fans who insist all players should stand for the national anthem; some are calling for an NFL boycott and vowing to never watch another NFL game. Owners are alarmed at how rapidly fans’ outrage is eroding many of the league’s key Authentic Patrick DiMarco Jersey business metrics, and executives at some broadcast partners have complained to owners about how the NFL lurches from crisis to crisis.
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Flacco had slid onto the turf when he has hit high by Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso. Flacco’s helmet was ripped from his head, and he appeared woozy upon getting to his feet.
Several players from each team shoved one another in the wake of the play, which occurred late in the first half.
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Flacco went 10 for 15 for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Ryan Mallett came in and threw for a score to put Baltimore up 20-0.