Drew Brees: Not About The American Flag

On Wednesday, June 3, New Orleans Saints quarterback and future NBC analyst Drew Brees returned to rhetoric that conflated kneeling to protest police brutality with disrespecting the American flag... See More

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On Wednesday, June 3, New Orleans Saints quarterback and future NBC analyst Drew Brees returned to rhetoric that conflated kneeling to protest police brutality with disrespecting the American flag and national anthem. By week’s end, a group of black NFL players spoke words repeated by the commissioner, condemning racism and the systemic oppression of black people while admitting the league was wrong in silencing peaceful protests. Brees apologized and tweeted at President Trump. In a week of listening and learning, actor Kyle Scatliffe and NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson provide quotes and context to move forward.

On Wednesday, June 3, New Orleans Saints quarterback and future NBC analyst Drew Brees returned to rhetoric that conflated kneeling to protest police brutality with disrespecting the American flag and national anthem. By week’s end, a group of black NFL players spoke words repeated by the commissioner, condemning racism and the systemic oppression of black people while admitting the league was wrong in silencing peaceful protests. Brees apologized and tweeted at President Trump. In a week of listening and learning, actor Kyle Scatliffe and NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson provide quotes and context to move forward.

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.