Kyle Draper has the headlines and highlights for Friday evening, including:
Brandon Deaderick not being seen during the media portion of Patriots practice,
The lack of progress in the labor dispute between the NFL and its referees,
The Red Sox getting ready to begin their final homestead of the year, and .
Nathan Horton deciding not to play in Europe during the NHL lockout.
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Bruins preseason loss to the Detroit Red Wings
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President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.
At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally.
He also lamented that football has become less violent.
“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.