Ross also said Patriots owner Robert Kraft had spoken about the issue with Trump and National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell was influenced by the president's statement, the Journal reports.
A new policy was announced by the league last week which states that teams whose players do not stand for the national anthem could be liable for fines.
Kaepernick, of coursed, spurred a league-wide protest to raise awareness about racial inequality and police brutality when began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.
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When the Twitter user pointed to her previous tweets-and the headlines they inspired-she wrote , "i blamed myself. stop lying". In a reply to one of her fans, she said "I honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian-ignorant of me for sure, but...i did".
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A prominent Russian journalist who was openly critical of Russia was shot dead in Ukraine on Monday, Ukrainian police said . His wife, who was in their apartment when the murder took place, was in shock and unable to be questioned.
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The Israeli government did not reply to the Palestinian statements and released no official announcements regarding the ceasefire. According to the IDF more than 100 rockets were fired at Israel, most of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system.
Pete King, criticized New York Jets Chairman Christopher Johnson for saying he would pay the fines of players who kneel during the anthem, CBS reported. He also said that the owners agree Kaepernick could otherwise be a starting quarterback, were it not for the political controversy.
Several owners, including Ross, Jones and the Houston Texans' Bob McNair, testified that national anthem protests have impacted their teams financially, but as Deadspin's Dom Cosentino observes, it's unclear "how much of that can be attributed to fans avoiding the NFL because of protests, versus those staying away out of solidarity [with] Kaepernick". All said they were protesting social issues, including law enforcement treatment of African Americans.
Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, hailed the owners' testimony in an appearance on CBS News legal correspondent Amy Dash's "Straight Aim" podcast.