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Protests won't disrupt state subsidies to New Orleans Saints

Protests won't disrupt state subsidies to New Orleans Saints”

Edwards told reporters he has not spoken to Saints owner Tom Benson about the matter has spoken to members of the organization but declined to divulge further information on the matter.

"We have a contractual obligation [to the Saints], and like all of our contractual obligations, we need to meet it", Edwards said Wednesday afternoon.

Saints fans are among the more fervent in the league, but thousands of angry fans were also fervent in their displeasure with the team after about a dozen of the team's players sat down for the National Anthem this weekend before the game in Charlotte.

The Advocate reports that James has been outspoken about his concerns of police brutality in his community.

Nevertheless, several people have been offended. Rep. Kenneth Havard made a call to strip the Saints' access to state money.

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These types of athletes demonstrations started elsewhere in the league a year ago, but intensified this week because of recent remarks made by President Donald Trump. To kneel during the National Anthem. He said any player who was protesting is a "son of a b--" during a political rally on national television. "If the Saints could move in that direction, I think everyone would be benefitted from it". NOLA.com conducted in 2016. We recognize that our fellow citizens have a First Amendment right to express these sentiments. "It is a disgrace to the men and women of this nation and state who have sacrificed so much", Havard said in a statement. But Edwards says Louisiana "must continue to meet its contractual obligations with the Saints".

Edwards, a former Army Ranger, acknowledged that people have a right to protest, but he encouraged people to be on their feet for the anthem.

Edwards wouldn't provide specifics about what was discussed in those talks, but said the conversations were an "effort to make sure we get this resolved". I mean I served in uniform, I think that we ought to render the appropriate respect to the National Anthem. Not surprised we will have the discussion.

Edwards, a Democrat, had not weighed in on the simmering controversy until Wednesday when he appeared on Newell Normand's show on WWL radio. "There are other ways to do it". "I'm not gonna say that all of the concerns, the reasons that are motivating the protest are not legitimate, I'm not saying that at all, but there are other ways to do it".

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