Trump-allied nonprofit tells supporters: Turn off the NFL
A nonprofit group run by allies of President Trump launched a Facebook ad Sunday aimed at millions of people across the country that urges them to stand with the president by turning off National Football League games.
Rather than watch the NFL disrespect our country, the ad reads, turn on something that honors the great men and women who make sacrifices to protect our freedom and what our Great American Flag stands for.
The president’s comments drew criticism from some team owners, including major GOP donors. Among them was Houston Texans owner Robert McNair, who called the president’s remarks divisive and counterproductive.
Lewis added that he wants to coach the Bengals in 2018. Whether Bengals owner Mike Brown will simply ask the veteran coach to come back, Lewis said, It’s more complicated than that.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday that the expectation in Cincinnati is that after Lewis and owner Mike Brown, who have a strong relationship, sit down this week, they will mutually decide that Lewis will no longer be the Bengals coach in 2018.
However, Rapoport did add that there is a reasonable chance Lewis stays around the organization in the Cincy front office or at least around football in the league office. Lewis also shouldn’t be ruled out as a coaching candidate elsewhere, given the expected number of vacancies and the inexperience of the coaching pool.