Dallas Cowboys player Brice Butler has weighed-in on the controversy surrounding his team owner Jerry Jones. The wide receiver gave his take on Jones threatening to bench players protesting or disrespecting the National Anthem.

In a new interview, Brice shared his thoughts and said he never planned to go against the National Anthem.

“My initial reaction, honestly, I was in the locker room – we’re talking about the game, and one of the guys came up and kind of said it to me on the side, and I was like, ‘Did he say that a week ago?’ Because nothing’s been going on now for that to come up and he said somebody asked him that question. So when it was said, I was just like, Jerry Jones is the owner, that’s what he says, he has the right to say what he wants to say – I don’t feel like that affects me at all because I never had a plan to do anything during the National Anthem or something like that. So it didn’t really affect me but hopefully it didn’t affect anybody else on the team.”

Early Tuesday, President Donald Trump applauded Jones’ actions and slammed suspended ESPN host Jemele Hill for personally attacking the Cowboys’ owner.

Over the last 24 hours, various hip-hop personalities have rallied support for Jemele.

#StandWithJamele #USorELSE

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I can’t wait until @jemelehill gets a platform in which she can give her unfiltered opinion. You can’t say shit on @ESPN without outrage, can’t say shit on social media without outrage, what the hell y’all want her to do be a mime???? They really sending a message and that message is that there is a high cost to free speech. Are you willing to pay the price??? “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." Not to mention this just get back for her telling the truth about Trump which is also wack because “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” Now here’s the thing I’m quoting Harry Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Orwell in no particular order but I’m taking the credit because it’s Columbus Day and this day is all about stealing things and taking the credit for it so let me give you one more courtesy of George Washington “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” Now when repeating all these quotes just remember to credit me and not the people who actually said them because that’s the way Christopher Columbus would have wanted it. Have a Blessed Day.

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Jerry Jones made this call… they don’t have whips rough enough this time. No worries!!

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#Legend #StakeIsHigh

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Earlier the same day, ESPN issued a statement on Hill’s two-week suspension for a social media violation.

“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” ESPN said in a statement. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.” (Statement)