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Heisman Winner Walker: NFL Gave "Hush Money" to Players During Anthem Controversy

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Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker says the NFL gave money to social justice organizations to stop players from kneeling for the national anthem.

Fox News Insider reported that Walker appeared on “Fox and Friends” Friday to talk about Super Bowl LII.

While on the show, Walker explained that the NFL gave money to social justice organizations in an effort to stop players from kneeling and to boost the NFL’s failing ratings.

“The league gave the players a large sum of money toward their cause. That’s hush money,” Walker said.

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According to Sports Illustrated, the NFL shifted charitable money from breast cancer awareness and the military to fund a new social justice initiative.

It all started when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started sitting for the national anthem in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“When you have an idle mind, you start doing things,” Walker mocked on “Fox & Friends.”

Walker continued to explain that he does not support the anthem protests and salutes the men and women who serve in the United States military.

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“Yet you have guys who want to kneel, want to talk about their First Amendment rights. Well, your First Amendment right should be, ‘I want to stand for our military,'” Walker said.

According to Newsweek, the TV ratings for the Super Bowl are not expected to break any records amid the anthem controversy.

The American people are well aware of the NFL’s corruption.

According to the New York Post, NFL TV viewers dropped by more than 9 percent in 2016-2017.

The TV audience was about 14.9 million, a number which previously was at 17.9 million in 2015.

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It’s no surprise that the NFL is doing whatever it can to save its dwindling ratings.

It’s only a matter of time before the NFL loses its pro sports dominance, unless the league makes a radical change to acknowledge the U.S. military and properly thank service members for their dedication to our great country.

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