Posted by Joe Bongaarts on September 14, 2018 08:09:46 Some of the NFL players taking a stand against the NFL’s new anti-LGBT law, which includes the punishment of those who have same-sex attractions, are going to get fired.
The players have been in a state of crisis since the law was signed in December, with many players having to step away from the game because they feel threatened by the consequences of the law.
But many of them are sticking with the league, with one player, DeSean Jackson, going as far as to say that he’s willing to stand up for the players’ right to privacy.
“I will be there, and I will say, ‘I stand with the players,'” Jackson said in an interview with TheWrap.
“And I will be the one that says, ‘Hey, I think the way you guys are taking this is wrong, and this is not what our culture is supposed to look like.
And I will stand up.'”
Jackson said he would continue to stand with his teammates until the law is repealed, and he said he will be ready to fight for players who want to continue to play.
He also said that he wouldn’t mind the league firing players who don’t toe the party line on the issue.
“If they have to go and take a stand, I’m willing to do that,” Jackson said.
“As long as it doesn’t have any consequence to me, that’s OK.
That’s not the way I feel about it.”
ESPN NFL Insider Mike Garafolo contributed to this report.