Currently there are conflicting reports on whether Jets players were instructed not to attempt any form of protest.
Players from the @nyjets told me they were directly discouraged from taking a knee.
The owner is a political appointee of Donald Trump.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 24, 2017
#Jets players were not discouraged from kneeling today. 100% untrue. Maybe 10000%.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) September 24, 2017
Jets owner Woody Johnson is currently overseas serving as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson donated over $100,000 to Donald Trump’s campaign as well as co-hosted six separate fundraisers. Christopher Johnson, is currently serving as the interim Jets owner while his brother fulfills his role in Trump’s cabinet.
The Jets were among the final wave of teams to release comments in response to Donald Trump’s blasphemous comments toward the NFL. Take a peak at how their statement neither mentions Trump by name or admonishes him for his destructive rhetoric.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 24, 2017
The truth will eventually come out on the matter. We’ll update you with more as the story develops.