NFL Owners Believe Trump Is Ripping The NFL Because He’s Still Hurt About Being Rejected From Buying Bills
You know that girl who rejected you three years ago, now every time she pops up on your Facebook feed you can’t help but comment ‘Ugly.’ No? Well, jesus dude just play along. In any event, there is a large contingent of NFL owners who believe that is how Trump is operating against the NFL.
Back in 2014, The Donald was one of three bidders to buy the Buffalo Bills. Trump lost out, and the team was eventually sold to Terry Pegula, who also owns the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Many NFL executive circles believe that this is the driving force behind Trump’s ongoing battle with the NFL–particularly involving the National Anthem protest saga.
Trump tweeted the following after a recent meeting between the NFL and its players that saw no changes made to force the players to stand.
“This is a very personal issue with him,” Khan told USA Today. “He’s been elected President, where maybe a great goal he had in life to own an NFL team is not very likely… So to make it tougher, or to hurt the league, it’s very calculated.”
“Let’s get real. The attacks on Muslims, the attacks on minorities, the attacks on Jews. I think the NFL doesn’t even come close to that on the level of being offensive. Here, it’s about money, or messing with — trying to soil a league or a brand that he’s jealous of.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter claims that Khan is far from the only NFL owner that feels this way.
“I can tell you that there are other owners who believe that part of the reason that Trump is gone after the NFL as aggressively as he has is because he believes Roger Goodell had a hand in preventing him from buying the Buffalo Bills back when they were for sale,” Schefter said. “And because he has not been included in that ownership fraternity, he is now waging his own little vendetta against the NFL.”
Old grudges die hard for The Donald.
[h/t USA Today]