Richard Sherman: Jed York abstaining from anthem vote ‘carries a lot of weight’
It’s an open question how players concerned with social justice will react after NFL owners voted for the league’s new national anthem policy. There is one team, however, who can claim an owner that did not.
San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York was the lone owner to not vote for the proposal, choosing instead to abstain. That has not gone unnoticed by one of his players, cornerback Richard Sherman.
49ers CEO @JedYork was the only person to not vote for the new anthem policy. He abstained. What kind of weight will that carry with his players. I asked @RSherman_25, who said: “It carries a lot of weight and we respect the hell out of him for it.”
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) May 23, 2018
Another owner has said players will still be free to kneel on his team, though he did vote for the proposal. Despite the unanimity, there definitely is at least some blowback against the new rule, even among ownership.