Smith said National Football League stars drawing attention to racial injustice suffered by minorities were in no way "disrespecting our country or our flag" by refusing to stand for the anthem.
The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status in 2015, according to media reports, although US states and localities still offer the multi-billion dollar league tax breaks in order to attract teams and to finance stadiums.
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Authorities are still working to determine the shooter's motives, which still remain largely a mystery a week after the massacre. He was described as a man of considerable financial means who avidly played video poker and avoided human contact when possible.
Smith said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Management Council chair John Mara had assured union leaders last week players' rights to protest would be respected "without retribution". "If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play", Jones said after the Cowboys' 35-31 defeat to the Green Bay Packers.
Players across the league have since taken up Kaepernick's protest, drawing ire from those who think they are disrespecting the American flag.
Fifteen players from the 49ers were seen kneeling during the anthem, protesting for racial inequality.
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In a separate Twitter post on Tuesday, Trump excoriated Hill, saying that with her "at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have 'tanked, ' in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!"
Smith thinks Trump's motives for blasting the National Football League protests are less than pure. "I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem".
But on Sunday, Jones emphatically announced that any players from his team who "disrespected" the national anthem by not standing would not play.
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