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Shannon Ryan: NFL owners' vague calls for 'unity' ignore the real problem

At a Friday night rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump gave the NFL no choice but to respond after he insulted protesting NFL players as "sons of bitches" and called for NFL owners to fire players who protest during the national anthem.

Put on the spot, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a short statement saying the league is a "force for good," citing fund-raising for victims of natural disasters.

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