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    I am a huge Packers fan, I root for Rodgers on the field. His ill-informed statements speak deeply to his ignorance on this issue, but we have to remember that half the country is completely ignorant on this issue. The other half is not ignorant.
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    August 07, 2018 - 04:39 PM EDTAaron Rodgers: Athletes should ignore attacks from Trump

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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says professional athletes should "learn to ignore" the attacks they receive from President Trump.

    "I think that the more that we give credence to stuff like that, the more it's gonna live on," Rodgers told NFL.com on Tuesday.

    "I think if we can learn to ignore or not respond to stuff like that — if we can — it takes away the power of statements like that."



    Rodgers's comments came just days after Trump went after NBA star LeBron James for statements he made during an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. James said Trump uses sports "to divide us."The comment drew outrage from many public figures, including Michael Jordan and several other current and former NBA players.

    But Rodgers said the fact that James hadn't dignified the attack with a response was "absolutely beautiful."



    "At a time where he's putting on display his school, which is changing lives, there's no need," Rodgers said. "Because you're just giving attention to that; that's what they want. So just don't respond."

    Rodgers added that someone like James "knows he has the support of his contemporaries, in his own sport and in other sports."

    In addition to his comments on James, Rodgers also voiced support for NFL players who have elected to kneel during the national anthem, saying that much of the anger over the protests misses "the point of what this was all about."

    "I don't know how many times we can say, as a player and as a group, how much we love and support and appreciate the troops, and the opportunities this country allows us," Rodgers said. "But this is about equality and something bigger than ourselves, and bringing people together."




    His comments come after a controversial offseason in which the NFL announced a policy that would require players to stand during the national anthem if they were on the field.

    However, the league froze the policy in July after after the NFL Players Association filed a grievance.

    Trump has continually railed against NFL players who kneel in protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner." In May, he asserted that players "shouldn't be in the country" if they don't stand for the anthem.


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    There goes another 10-15% of the fan base . Nice job Rodgers , Green Bay use to be my go to team . Now your right up there with my worthless Jets.


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    I read an article about Jame's school. It is using an existing building that the school district already owns, and LeBron has put 2 million into it for upgrades and some staffing. It is not really LeBron's money though, it comes from his foundation, so it is donations from others that he will use, but put his name on it.

    Also, the Akron taxpayers will be footing the bill for 75% of the schools upkeep each year, for a school that did not need. That money would be better spent on their local schools that are underperforming. LeBron will not be involved in running the school, that will be done by the city, it is a city-owned building and will be staffed by public schools personnel.

    So, sure it is great he threw 2 million for this project, but that is only about a quarter of the actual costs to get the school up and running. Those extra costs will be covered by taxpayers.

    I seriously doubt that this was even LeBron's idea, it probably came from his tax people or his publicist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retiredat50 View Post
    I read an article about Jame's school. It is using an existing building that the school district already owns, and LeBron has put 2 million into it for upgrades and some staffing. It is not really LeBron's money though, it comes from his foundation, so it is donations from others that he will use, but put his name on it.

    Also, the Akron taxpayers will be footing the bill for 75% of the schools upkeep each year, for a school that did not need. That money would be better spent on their local schools that are underperforming. LeBron will not be involved in running the school, that will be done by the city, it is a city-owned building and will be staffed by public schools personnel.

    So, sure it is great he threw 2 million for this project, but that is only about a quarter of the actual costs to get the school up and running. Those extra costs will be covered by taxpayers.

    I seriously doubt that this was even LeBron's idea, it probably came from his tax people or his publicist.
    I agree with you that Lebron is a self-sanctimonious retard, but I disagree that the money should instead go to existing failing schools. I think existing failing schools run by democrats is the largest problem we have in this country, there is no way to save those school districts, with their over-bloated budgets and complete disregard for the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil Jones View Post
    I agree with you that Lebron is a self-sanctimonious retard, but I disagree that the money should instead go to existing failing schools. I think existing failing schools run by democrats is the largest problem we have in this country, there is no way to save those school districts, with their over-bloated budgets and complete disregard for the truth.
    I agree we keep throwing more money at schools and getting worse results. But, Lebron giving existing schools in the area 2 million is better than opening a new, not needed, school and having the taxpayers put many millions into it each year so LeBron can say he opened his own school and have the media fawn over it and him.

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    Where was Donald Trump when Obama , blm and the kneelers were encouraging the murder of cops? Oh yeah , Trump was a silent private citizen.

    What a stupid mother fucker Rogers is.
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