Props to Alejandro Villanueva for leaving the locker room and putting his hand over his heart during the #TakeTheKnee nonsense on Sunday. Villanueva played for the Army Black Knights in college and went on to serve 3 tours in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger prior to his professional football career.
As we said on the podcast, if you’re gonna take a knee, back it up with a check. Be like Dr. Ben Carson and start a scholars program that rewards academic performance. Volunteer with a mentor program for at risk kids. Do something. Because the only thing taking a knee during the anthem does is drag politics into entertainment. And pisses off about half of you fan base. If you want to make a difference you do good work. You don’t showboat for cheap political points.