DeShone Kizer throws himself into center of Donald Trump NFL controversy


Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer replied to comments from President Donald Trump regarding NFL players on Sunday following the Colts loss.

Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer just threw himself into the center of the Donald Trump NFL controversy.

During the rookie’s postgame press conference following Cleveland’s 31-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Kizer was asked about Trumps recent comments in which he said, via Fox News…

"“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of a b**** off the field right now – he’s fired.”"

Kizer was asked about Trump for slamming NFL players who protest during the national anthem. Kizer gave the following reply.

Kizer didn’t kneel during the anthem as many Browns did. Rather, he stood arm and arm with teammates.

His dad Derek is a Toledo policeman, who fully supported Kizer early this season for placing his hand on the shoulder of a teammate who knelt during the national anthem, according to’s Mary Kay Cabot.

Kizer’s comments will certainly become the center of attention on a national scale because Trump’s referral to NFL players  was so hot on social media and so heavily covered by the press.

Teammate Jabrill Peppers also took issue with Trump’s comment, via Mary Kay Cabbot.

"“My mom is not what he says she is, and that’s what I’ve got to say on that right now,” said safety Jabrill Peppers."

The national anthem was covered heavily by all the pre-game shows, and broadcast live by the stations carrying the games. Usually highlights are shown of the anthem. Rarely ever is the whole thing shown.

The Patriots were one of the league’s most watched teams, because of Trump’s noted friendship with New England owner Bob Kraft.

Trump was asked about the anthem protests, and he was asked directly about Kraft.

Around the league, Julius Peppers stayed in the locker room until the anthem was over.

The Steelers stayed in the locker room with the exception of Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva.

As seen in a lot of stadiums, there was standing arm in arm, as well as kneeling during the Ravens and Jaguars game, which was played in London.

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The anthem protests will likely be national news for the ongoing weeks, with local affiliates focusing on what their respective teams do.