In the wake of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' insistence that his team stand during the National Anthem, voices around the league are responding in kind. For his part, veteran Cowboys corner Orlando Scandrick issued quite a jab at his boss.
Orlando Scandrick pulled out some pink cleats to support breast cancer awareness. “We’re *allowed* to support that,” Scandrick said.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) October 11, 2017
It's hard to read these comments as anything other than an expression of displeasure with Jones' mandate. Scandrick clearly isn't a fan of forced compliance.
Or with President Donald Trump, for that matter.
Upon the media entering the #Cowboys locker room, Orlando Scandrick was loudly playing YG & Nipsey Hussle’s “FDT (F*ck Donald Trump)”.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) October 11, 2017
The timing of this situation is interesting, as the league has scheduled talks this week to create a rule requiring players to stand during the anthem, an imperative Trump has called for publicly.
In Big D, a bye week has done nothing to dilute the narrative.