Hey, Mr. Goodell – How Would You Like it if Your Plumber Did It?

As a police officer, I could not speak to the public about my political views while at work. In fact, I could have gotten into trouble if I had. But that’s not the only reason I didn’t do it. I didn’t do it because that’s not what the good citizens of my city were paying me to do. They were paying me to come to work and do my job.

That’s what bothers me most about the NFL players, notably a former San Francisco 49er, Colin Kaepernick, and a current Seattle Seahawk, Michael Bennett, conducting political protests while at work. That’s not what we, as fans, are paying them to do. Okay, so their team’s owners are paying them. But where does their money come from?