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Richard Sherman Says Jerry Jones Has An "Old Plantation Mentality"

July 31, 2018 - 9:41 am
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan/AP) - San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman isn't pleased with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he reiterated last week that his players will stand for the national anthem. 

"Our policy is you stand for the anthem, toe on the line," Jones said at the Cowboys opening press conference at training camp. 

On Monday, Sherman had some strong words for the Jones.

“The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, with the old plantation mentality,” Sherman told Jarrett Bell of USA Today in reaction to Jones' stance. “What did you expect?”

The NFL has since instructed Jones that he can no longer speak publicly on the issue. 

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The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the league's new national anthem policy while the two sides work on a resolution.