Reusse argues that sports teams can't just let profit margins decide all decisions. "Or to put it more clearly: My view is that major league sports leagues and teams — which have fed gluttonously at the public trough — should be expected to take fair-minded stands, even when those might cut into profits."
He compares the NFL's stance toward Kaepernick and MLB's refusal to draft some people as examples of cowardice.
"If you’re a worker in this country, and you can watch competent football players — Kaepernick and Reid — go unsigned in an obvious case of blacklisting, and you side with the money-grubbing, parasitic 32 NFL teams, you have given it all up to The Man."
And he ends with Teams "are afraid of the noise — just as Commissioner Roger Goodell and 32 NFL teams cowered in financial fear when the noisiest man in America, Donald John Trump, found a few silent anthem protests as an issue to make hay.Two leagues. Sixty-two teams. Cowards."
I believe Reusee is right. The NFL's blacklisting has emboldened racists and also removed some talent from the QB position at a time when good QBs are hard to find. On baseball, he's just as right. MLB shouldn't be preventing juvenile actions to prohibit day one talent from playing ball. No one in these sports is doing this on principle but merely b/c they are afraid of public opinion.