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Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke Offers Tepid Response To Comments From President Donald Trump, NFL Protests

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Here’s what the Rams’ owner had to say today.

Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke
Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke
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We just received this official statement from Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke:

The Los Angeles Rams, our fan base and our city are all comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. When we recognize that this diversity is our strength and seek to understand different perspectives, we are more enlightened and empathetic human beings. Our organization is committed to celebrating diversity, inclusion and respect, values that help define Los Angeles. We are proud of the work that our players and all NFL players do to make our communities better places to live. We believe in the tenets of the national anthem, which is a pillar of this country; just as freedom of speech is another pillar and a constitutional right. We will continue to support our players’ freedom to peacefully express themselves and the meaningful efforts they make to bring about positive change in our country.

Players and teams around the league are making various expressions of protests around the league following President Donald Trump’s statements at a rally in Alabama on Friday and his subsequent follow-up tweets yesterday.

Rams OLB Robert Quinn has raised a fist during the national since last year. He has recently been joined by P Johnny Hekker who has put his arm around Quinn the last few games.