While expressing support for players who want to raise awareness about social injustice, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath said Tuesday he’s not in favor of them protesting in stadiums.
The New York Jets legend also questioned NFL owners — specifically, the owner of the San Francisco 49ers — for allowing it to happen “in the workplace.” He was referring to the controversy surrounding former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“It’s to each his own, first of all,” Namath told ESPN at an event in Manhattan. “For me, I’d be standing, I’d always be standing. Now, I’ve never walked in a black man’s shoes, but initially this started because of some things we all saw on TV with these dash cameras and stuff. It’s oppressive, it’s wrong. Let’s investigate the thing.
The Cubs skipped Arrieta’s last turn in the rotation in the regular season and then pushed him back to Game 4 for the playoffs, giving the right-hander ample time to rest.
“Jake’s really primed for this opportunity,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “He’s done a great job of rehabbing his leg. He feels very good arm- and leg-wise right now. I’m real eager to watch him play.”
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