NFL players, owners and representatives from the NFL PA met in Manhattan Tuesday morning to discuss issues of social injustice and the players protesting racial inequality.
The meeting included 12 players and 11 owners, one of which was Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Outside the hotel, protesters gathered, with a couple making it into the hotel to accost Jerry Jones.
It cuts in the middle, but the man in the video had this to say to Jerry:
"You want to treat [the players] like $40 million slaves, gladiators who are well paid to beat each other's brains out, but have to keep their mouths shut when talking about injustice. Look at the videos of the police getting away with murder and tell me the players are wrong to protest it and that they have no rights to do that.
"People need to take a knee against white supremacy and people need to take a stand against you and your buddy Donald Trump and drive his whole regime out and it begins November 4th."
Jerry doesn't talk back or do much, he just stands there protected by his security with a quizzical look on his face.
Here is the sign that the protester was holding.
After the fact, he was interviewed about why he came out to protest:
Two protestors explain why they came out today. pic.twitter.com/S6DzW9gC98— Jacob Feldman (@JacobFeldman4) October 17, 2017
Following the meeting the NFL and NFLPA released this joint statement saying that the meeting was productive and that they agreed to meet again, but that is about it.
Joint NFL-NFLPA statement: pic.twitter.com/v4Swz4WhvW— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2017
So, it looks like nothing has been accomplished as of yet and we'll have to wait and see if the two sides can come to some sort of agreement in the future.