NFL Star Issues Blunt Statement About Racism

When Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant announced last week that his team would no longer protest during the national anthem for the remainder of the year, it might have caught some observers by surprise, but anyone who’d followed Bryant’s public statements recently would understand completely.

In a series of Instagram posts published in April, Bryant shared his belief that adults should take accountability for their individual actions and start leading by example instead of wasting time complaining about things beyond their control — and implictly made clear that histrionic protests like the ones plaguing the NFL this season aren’t leading by example at all.

“Instead of making videos about the history of racism that get applause or people with influence merely doing things to post for social media, we should focus on individual accountability to be better as a whole,” he wrote.

He then cited the example of a guy he grew up with who wasted his adulthood dealing drugs.

“While we were catching up, he shared with me that he wished that he chose a different and better path,” Bryant wrote. “He said seeing my success was inspiring and that it encouraged him to do better with his life.”

Bryant’s quiet activism — inspiring others by living a righteous life and exuding quality values — is the type that counts, not protesting on a sideline or complaining on a left-wing TV network.

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source: https://conservativetribune.com/nfl-star-issues-blunt-statement/

  • glenda lafont

    Bravo to him.

    • dennis w

      ALL BULLSHIT……
      TOO LITTLE………TOO LATE………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      YOU CAN TAKE YOUR KNEELING FIRST GRADERS AND ALL YOUR OTHER KNEELING KIDS AND SHOVE IT…….
      YOU’RE ALL RACISTS TRUE AND TRUE……..
      YOUR OWN RACE WERE THE FIRST TO SELL YOU ALL INTO SLAVERY……IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE WHITE MAN AND REPUBLICANS, YOU ALL WOULD STILL BE THERE…….
      YOU ARE ALL UNGRATEFUL ASS HOLES…….
      SO YOU ALL CAN TAKE A HIKE…..SCREW YOU……
      YOU’LL NEVER SEE MY MONEY AGAIN……..

      • Sandy white

        AMEN to that! No interest in spending my money to watch little girls play football and not very well at that. U screwed with me so now I’ll screw I back. Owners will get tired of losing money and then your asses will be in real trouble. You make me sick you imbeciles! You are too stupid to research facts on racism before you open your big fat flabby lips!! You are ugly and disgusting!!

  • Tony

    To little to late screw the NFL and it’s players and owners. Never will I ever support the NFL or it’s sponsors and hope the rest of America follows suit!!!!

  • Kenneth Fichtl

    If America and the white man were truly Racist why would they pay millions to Black Jocks? Why did the White Man out law slavery they could have bee kept in servitude forever?

    • Mike N

      Why do we have affirmative action? Why do we have racial quotas? Perhaps these things were established in a moment of weakness forgetting that we are supposed to be racist.

      • Kenneth Fichtl

        they were all government programs that handed out cash the fraud in america is a massive problem

        • Mike N

          My point was that if we are so racists why do we have these programs.

          • Kenneth Fichtl

            So the Government can funnel tons of cash to their chosen friends Harvard I bet gets alot and do they Need it I doubt it

  • Richard Bolt

    Amen Dez, respect is earned by being and living as a good role model, not by demanding with senseless protests without meaning. Respect is earned. not a given

  • dennis w

    TOO LITTLE….TOO LATE…….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SCREW YOU NFL……..

    YOU CAN TAKE YOUR INGRATE KNEELING FIRST GRADERS AND …..FUCK OFF………!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL OF YOU ARE AS WORTHLESS AS TITS ON A SNAKE AND YOU’RE TEACHING KIDS TO THROW AWAY ANY FUTURE THEY MAY ASPIRE TO…….

    I KNOW AS A BUSINESS OWNER, I WILL NEVER HIRE ANY OF THEM…….OR YOU…….

    YOU AND THEY DISGUST ME…….YOU AND THEY OFFEND ME……

    GOD BLESSS OUR BELOVED AMERICA…….

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP………..

    MAGA…….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bruce Kellar

    You see? The NFL really does have some truly honest real men (instead of weepy momma’s boys) that understand what a privilege it is to be an American. Good men are becoming harder to find, and even more so in Professional sports. A life of danger never happened in Pro Sports.

  • Sharon Walker

    I happen to agree with Bruce Keller. There are some damn good athletes on an off the field. And it is NEVER too little or too late to show respect!! Can’t we do that??

  • Free America

    The NFL is being used by Liberal nut cases. Now we find out who is really behind all this . The NFL unions have paid $$$$ to George Soros the liberal nut trying to bring America down.

  • KKmoderate

    It’s important to forgive and move on. Unfortunately Dez Bryant cannot undo the damage that has been done by members of his sport any more than any of us alive today can atone for the past Slavery of blacks. So we can all forgive but obviously on both sides we cannot ever forget. What we each take away going forward should remain in our individual consciences. Hate and acting out is not an option.

  • Jeannie

    Hopefully the NFL has learned that they are not so important that they can do stuff like this. Racism must be confronted!! It goes for both sides. Blacks are just as racist as whites. It has to start in the home. It has to start when the next generation are babies. It has to start by parents instilling in their children that racism is wrong. And having a former president and his wife promote racism does not help!!

    • Bill

      Jeannie, amen! Leaders of all communities must lead with positive message and stop the race baiting. Parents need to teach moral character, personal responsibility and respect. Our public schools and universities need to teach basics skills, not PC and worthless degrees. The black rap singers ( if you can call it singing) need to clean up their act and stop calling their women bitches and whores. Black leaders like Burgess Owens are the true leaders and he is a man who I truly respect. The al sharptons, Jesse Jackson and reverend wright are not leaders, but they benefit greatly economically, but offer nothing to improve the black community. Obama was a disgrace as he did nothing for the black community. After spending nearly 22 trillion $ since President Johnsons “great Society” and 65 years later, blacks have improved economically by just 2 percent. Absolute failure! People don’t need handouts they need a helping hand up by instilling personal responsibility, moral ethics and developing pride and self esteem.

  • Dee Ward

    Wouldn’t it be nice if this guy was the typical role model for blacks? Responsibility seems to have left black culture and what is left is out of wedlock births, crime and victimhood. Blacks who seek education and work hard usually are successful. So much of the “racism” toward blacks is just a reflection of their bad behavior. We have 13% of the population committing 50% of the murders, riots when they think something is not what it should be and blaming everyone else for their problems. If more blacks followed this mans example you will find they get more respect and support from others.

  • yearnd

    Illustration of the high cost of being identified as part of the mob is this era of division and identity politics.
    Dez don’t worry I felt the Bern earlier this year when the news media en masse mi interpreted one of Trump’s many statements on Charlottesville and I went to bed as a Constitutional Conservative,, and woke up the next morning as a Natzi, White Supremists or some such garbage.

  • Callie Thomas

    Hmmm….this is a teaparty site.

  • Jackson Brannon

    I am just waiting for the day that people ALL ask What was the NFL??? Then I can say they were a bunch of Anti American Flag hating Racist Felons!!!

  • Orville R Allen Jr.

    Des you are a very smart man. I can’t undo the past but I can try to change the future by the way I live and treat others. If you dwell on and live the negative how can you make a change for the positive.

  • the American

    We don’t care what you do.
    NFL players, you already made your statement, and you’re already going to be damaged financially, as you should be, f*** you!
    You should have never tried in the first place.
    Dance for me monkey, dance!!!
    entertain me, at my leisure, and don’t do anything else, or else I will take your paycheck away!!

  • Wenda Kennedy

    It all starts at home… in each of our backyards, driveways and streets. These successful young men could be such a good influence on their communities! Think of the good they could do at local community center for youths and young adults. Just person-to-person contacts in the neighborhood would be priceless. Think of what they could do by helping to serve food at shelter one day a week — a 5 minute talk by them could change a lot of lives. Think of them showing up regularly at the local schools and having lunch with a bunch of kids. Or showing up in the school gym to work out with the kids… Change is possible with consistent effort. They didn’t get where they are by themselves. They could do some pay back by passing on the torch.

  • Lynn S.Pilcher

    Since the Civil Rights Era, the major accomplishment of the Main Street Media and the Democratic Party has been to make victims out of American who are black and women. Now, these victims know that they are Pawns to be used as the Main Street Media and the Democratic Party think is in their best interest.

    However, President Trump is drying up their gravy train of federal dollars and they are striking back they only way they know how. These are no longer peaceful protests but well funded and planned attacks against the American People. They don’t recognize the Civil Rights of anyone but themselves.

    When Members of Congress are joining and standing with these groups along with Liberal Cities and States, then the Federal Government must restore order and/or promote the States that do respect our Constitution to boycott these rebellious states.

    Since the 1960’s the average American has loss so many freedoms because the Main Street Media and the Democratic Party have only one goal, to create a Socialist Government in America that will destroy our Constitution.

  • Jason Brumfield

    Good for Mr. Bryant, maybe others will follow.

  • Gammi2Anna

    I admire the comment that Dez Byrant has made in response to the childish, yet very insulting actions of the NFL, dishonoring America, Americans, our Flag and National Anthem. It would be my hope and prayer that all the others representing the NFL will see their actions as just being symbols of Hatred and Division, based on misconstrued ideas of racism, justice and equality. These guys have been blessed to have a talent that enabled them to reach fame, fortune and respect from all the young boys and men who have hopes of becoming a Professional Athlete. With that said, one man out of the entire League that will denounce the actions of his fellow players, all being very well paid, grown men refusing to stand, hand over heart and honor our Flag will not stop the swell of fans who will no longer support the NFL by viewing their games, buying their merchandise/tickets and products from the advertisers. As a family that has now been boycotting anything NFL related since the first games in which we were repulsed by the dishonor shown to our Patriotism, we will not return until the NFL Rules for being on the field during the opening ceremonies, including the National Anthem, standing quietly, looking toward the Flag, right hand over their heart, helmet in left hand by each and every player are fulfilled. This does not allow for the ‘joining of arms, standing in a defiant manner’. Follow their own rules or drop out of the NFL. That is our bottom-line requirements for returning to the NFL as avid fans. Remember, it is either all or none. This includes Owners, Coaches, every Player that will be in the game, Referees, side-line assistants, media outlets, commentators and anyone else who expects to get paid the big money they earn playing with a football. No in-between actions will be accepted.