NFL News : Trump blasts Roger Goodell, LaVar Ball in Twitter rampage

Trump blasts Roger Goodell, LaVar Ball in Twitter rampage

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President Donald Trump continued to target NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and LaVar Ball, criticizing both in a series of tweets Wednesday.

Trump bashed a plan, as reported by The Washington Post, that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem, saying it is "almost as bad as kneeling."

Per ESPN and according to the Post, some NFL owners believe that the league will change its policy during the offseason and keep players in the locker room to prevent demonstrations during the anthem. The Post report cites sources "familiar with the league's inner workings."

The president also took full credit Wednesday for intervening on behalf of three UCLA men's basketball players, including Ball's son LiAngelo Ball, after they were arrested and accused of shoplifting during a team trip to China.

After the three players were allowed to return to the United States last week, Trump had tweeted wondering whether Ball, Riley and Hill would thank him for speaking on their behalf. The three players did thank Trump and the U.S. government during a news conference Nov. 15.

LaVar Ball has been less complimentary of Trump, downplaying the president's role on ESPN on Friday and challenging Trump to focus on more important things during a CNN interview Monday.

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Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency