DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told ESPN last week that “for the first time, the owners are afraid of the players,” echoing comments made last week by President Donald Trump that were criticized by the league office.
“For the first time, the owners are afraid of the players,” Smith told ESPN’s Outside the Lines during a Friday interview. “The owners are used to being in control—and they aren’t on this. They know it. They hate it.”
Smith’s statement is almost identical to comments made to Fox News the day before by Trump, who said owners were “afraid of their players.” He further commented that the league was “in a box.”
Do you agree that NFL owners are too afraid too do anything because they fear their players?