We once had a coach … a good man … named Jack Del Rio. He coached the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011 until he went the way of so many of our coaches. He was fired.
Coach Del Rio, who now coaches the Washington Commanders (Redskins), has been fined $100,000.00 for comments he made about January 6, 2021.
Did he slander his team? NO.
Did he complain about the owner? NO.
Did he bitch about the head coach? NO.
Did he point out the team sucks? NO.
This is Coach Del Rio’s crime: The Washington Commanders have fined defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $100,000 after his comments earlier in the week that referred to the events of Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol as a “dustup” and compared that day to “riots, looting, burning” during protests in the summer of 2020.
Coach Del Rio exercised his right to free speech. For this he is being punished. For this he had to apologize.
I’m done. ~CE