The Jay Graves Report

Was Sunday’s protest really about police brutality, racial and social injustice or about a league that was insulted?

Players all over the NFL either took a knee, raised a fist or both or chose not to participate at all on Sunday. Photo: ABC News

Everybody and their baby’s momma had Colin Kaepernick’s back on Sunday followin’ the Presidents comments in Huntsville on Friday and his childish Tweets on Sunday mornin’ doublin’ down on those very comments. From London to every stadium in the NFL and on every team in the league hundreds of players either took a knee, raised their fist or simply chose not to show up at all for the anthem. The Steelers, Seahawks and Titans all chose to chill in the locker room durin’ the anthem. Now the Steelers had one cat, who was an Army Ranger, that came out for the festivities. We even saw several NFL owners lockin’ arms with their teams as EVERY team locked arms as a show of support.

But let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Why did it take for the President of the United States to call players “Son of a B——-” for protestin’ police brutality, racial and social injustice for the ENTIRE league to get on board? When Kaepernick initially protested in the pre-season of 2016 there should have been that same type of support for his cause.

At the bare minimum EVERY black player in the league should have been supportive publicly of what he was doin’ that the time because the issues affect them more than anybody else. Then when it was clear that the owners were blackballin’ the dun there should have been outrage because the man had broken no rules and was simply exercisin’ his constitutional rights as an American citizen to peaceably protest.

And people kill me screamin’ the “I couldn’t protest on my job” foolishness. How many jobs do you go to in America where they actually play the national anthem before the work day starts? So stop with that foolish argument. It sounds good but regular jobs are smart enough not to bring politics into the work day. Two things that aren’t brought up on the job is religion and politics. So stop with this foolishness.

That’s why it was so gangsta as to what Mike Tomlin did with the Steelers earlier in the day by sayin’ that “we aren’t goin’ to participate in politics today. We came here to play a football game.” On some real talk, that was even better than actually takin’ a knee bruh. To not even show up at all was player.

So again I ask, why did it take the President of the United States to insult the few that supported the cause of protestin’ against police brutality, racial and social injustice for the rest of the league to stand up against it? Because the President attacked the league. All of the protests we saw yesterday had nothin’ to do with people supportin’ the movement to speak out on police brutality, racial and social injustice in America. But it had EVERYTHING to do with boyz bein’ upset with a dun for insultin’ the NFL. Because if it were really important enough to the bandwagon cats that finally took a knee, locked arms or decided to stay in the locker rooms a year ago we wouldn’t be havin’ this conversation today. We would have gotten all of this out of the way a year ago.

What we saw on Sunday was cats not carin’ about a something until it’s actually knocked on their front door and threw up on their livin’ room floors regardless of the color of their skin. However, I was glad to see that the President’s words forced boyz out of their comfort zone’s to really open the dialogue on freedom of speech and the issue of police brutality, racial and social injustice in America. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

3) Player: adjective – to be extremely cool while pullin’ somethin’ off

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

 The caption under the photo is REAL talk today!