The turbulent offseason of Zay Jones has hit another bump.
Via Vic Carruci of the Buffalo News, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Jones had undergone knee surgery, and would miss the rest of their offseason workouts.
The 33-year-old Miller was playing in the final year of a contract last season, so as a free agent, he could not collect injury protection.
Giants defensive end Avery Moss fell victim to a cyber attack on Monday, as many revealing pictures and videos were published of the 2017 fifth-round pick.
Several of Moss’ accounts were hacked, ESPN confirmed, including his Twitter, where nude photos and videos were published. After NFL security got involved, the posts were deleted less than 30 minutes after the hacking.
Moss’ Venmo account was also hacked, according to ESPN.
One of the common arguments raised regarding on-the-job NFL anthem protests relates to the notion that, for most people, this kind of behavior would not be tolerated in their workplaces, and that the First Amendment rights the players hope to exercise on the sidelines don’t restrict private employers from establishing workplace rules that prohibit it. Regardless of whether those arguments have any real merit (especially when the anthem is being played in stadiums built in whole or in part by public money), the President’s latest words on the subject apply far more broadly than to the players at an NFL game.
You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, or . . . you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.
This applies to anyone and everyone who is attending the game. All 70,000-plus people. Every last one of them. It applies to the fans in the stands who aren’t taking off their hats and aren’t standing at attention and aren’t ignoring their cellphones and aren’t not eating hot dogs and aren’t not screaming profanities and other insults at players from the visiting team.
It applies to the fans who are in the rest room or in line to get there. It applies to fans in concession lines. It applies to the concession workers.
It applies to everyone in the press box. It applies to everyone in the luxury suites. It particularly applies to the owners and their family members, friends, sponsors, and other assorted muckety-mucks who are schmoozing in the back of the box while the anthem is playing. (This year, there could be some interesting fan-made videos of what actually is happening in the owners’ suites during the anthem.)