I would have just edited this in to my last post but as usual my thoughts run long and some might not realize the addition if done that way so...new post. The NFL is a business. Owned by a group(s) of people who for surely profit and in many cases love of the game are part of the league. Players have been and will continue to be fired for their actions both on and off the field. Being found guilty, or even suspected of crimes is certainly one such reason. Being stupid is another. Guys have lost lucrative jobs for missing flights or being late for meetings, etc. You know what the real reason players lose their jobs? They are jeopardizing the team's (owners) profits. It's a business. Kapernick is not a very good NFL quarterback but there are guys on rosters much worse. He doesn't have a job because his actions made him toxic. His skill set lines up with a least a few teams with QB needs, even if in back-up roles, but the fan reaction (read probable money loss) far out way any player value. Plus I'm sure that some ownership has a simple bias against him for his political action on the surface. It's their right, by the way. So what does this all mean? Ownership absolutely has the right to fire players for their actions political or otherwise. Trump's call to them was spoken through the voice of a businessman. I personally don't think that voice is of a very bright one in those terms but in this case I actually agree with him. If a player's actions are detrimental to the performance potential of the team or could negatively influence the value/profit of "my" franchise investment, hell yes I would have firing them as an option should they not be willing to act according to team expectations. Notice how the NFL has positioned itself in all this now. The talking point is "UNITY". Nothing more. Smart. Dodge the politics and just go with a generic position NO ONE will find offensive. They have the teams STANDING with their arms intertwined or such. Quietly, this will become the norm and/or simply fade into the background...where it should be on the field. The lone holdout players may still kneel, etc. Next year those players who are not marquis...don't fill the seats and sell jerseys...will also fade away. Right off a roster. It's business. Feelings and such have no place. That's how the world works. This is a business of Sunday entertainment. Billions of dollars are in play around the sport. It will not and should not tolerate political pollution. Not on the field. And just to put perspective out there on all those great charity foundations "players" operate. They are businesses in which lots of people make money. Lots of money. You will find family member and friend after family member and friend on the paid employee roles of almost all of them. And just like the big name charities, it's usually meager amounts of the money coming in that find the way to the actual charity beneficiaries. Not saying there are not some unbelievable efforts and off the field accomplishments made by some NFL players just that most of that stuff is simply another part of the businesses they themselves use to profit off their NFL notoriety.