Actor Jesse Williams: Trump ‘Thinks He’s a Dictator’ Like Kim Jong-Un, Forcing Shows of Patriotism
ROBERTS: "Isn't that the odd part of this, because so many owners are forced to come out, even Bob Kraft who is friends with the president to say how disappointed they are in the tone of the president. Yet, they know right from wrong. They know what they have done is to exclude somebody who was trying to use their platform in as you say and point out, you know, peaceful non-confrontational way to draw some highlight to an issue that they felt was important. Do you think this is going to put the onus squarely on the owners to bring back Colin Kaepernick or do you think he's too hot to handle?"
WILLIAMS: "Well, that to me -- in the eye of the beholder whether he's too hot to handle. I think there's a level of cowardice in the ownership class on this particular topic. But I would like us to stay focused on that, on the owners. I think we have a perception that athletics is entirely a meritocracy and the NFL proves and the positions that are more cerebral that we not. We know what seven or eight owners gave Donald Trump $1 million each and are friends with a horrible guy who thinks he's a dictator, who treats America like it's a game show. We need to stand and pledge for the allegiance and this anthem thing is a scam. This is not part of football. This was invented in 2009 from the government paying the NFL to market military recruitment. To get more people to fight wars to die. This is not -- nothing to do with the NFL or the American pastime or tradition. This is to get boys and girls to go fly overseas and go kill people."
WILLIAMS: "They're marketing and pumping millions of dollars into the NFL to get us to put on a pageant in front of the NFL football games to get you to go off and fight."