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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:01 PM

Broncos' John Elway 'not going to stay on the sidelines' in fight vs. inequality

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said Friday he's "not going to stay on the sidelines" during the fight against racial injustice.

Elway, 59, who led the franchise to a pair of Super Bowl titles during his playing career, posted a statement on Twitter after conversations with members of the Broncos organization.

He noted his discussions over the past week changed his perspective.

"I always thought that since I grew up in a locker room, I knew everything there was to know about understanding teammates from different backgrounds and walks of life," he wrote. "What I've realized is that I could not have been more wrong."


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Reply Broncos' John Elway 'not going to stay on the sidelines' in fight vs. inequality (Original post)
sandensea Jun 2020 OP
NewJeffCT Jun 2020 #1
sandensea Jun 2020 #4
Autumn Jun 2020 #2
sandensea Jun 2020 #6
hlthe2b Jun 2020 #8
sandensea Jun 2020 #12
oasis Jun 2020 #3
stillcool Jun 2020 #5
tishaLA Jun 2020 #7
sfstaxprep Jun 2020 #9
redstateblues Jun 2020 #10
RockRaven Jun 2020 #11
FloridaBlues Jun 2020 #13

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:06 PM

1. Good for him

Isn't he a Republican as well?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:16 PM

4. That he is (or was)

It did take a lot of bravery on his part, given the politics of many of his fans.

If he ever wanted to start a collection of misspelled death threats, now's his chance.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:07 PM

2. Elway who thinks people should not be paid 12 dollars an hour, is against any type of national

healthcare when we were trying to pass Colorado care? Elway who doesn't want fracking regulated? Yeah I'm sure little rich boy has seen the light. He must be worried that black athletes might not be wanting to play for his team

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Response to Autumn (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:18 PM

6. I was thinking the same thing - but still.

He made the decision to take a stand - and I know it'll mean a barrage of misspelled deaths threats from many of his (now former) fans.

That takes guts.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:35 PM

8. He was left with no choice after NFL changed their position and Goodell came out publicly...

Sorry. I'm a Coloradoan through and through, but this is just Elway "Johnny come lately" saying ME TOO, ME TOO.

If he puts any meaningful action behind those words, I might reconsider.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:19 PM

12. Good points.

If he still endorses Orange Amin - after everything that's happened - then he can go jump off a cliff.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:15 PM

3. Your actions will speak louder than your words. nt

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:17 PM

5. I wish I could be charitable..

but the CYA bullshit doesn't sit well.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:27 PM

7. Oh fuck him and the Broncos' head coach Vic Fangio, too

Fangio said the other day that there isn't racial discrimination in the NFL and then had to backtrack because so many players were pissed off and told him about it. And Elway is going along with the company line of the NFL.

Some owners, coaches, and GMs have been really proactive, but not the group in Denver.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:37 PM

9. He's A Fervent Drumpf Supporter

I don't buy any of the BS he's spewing.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:51 PM

10. Yep. It's just words

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:51 PM

11. Self-serving bullshit from a life-long rightwinger who's just playing the new wind direction

Opportunistic horse-faced motherfucker! Our memories are not that short not are we that gullible. You just learned something new? Oh fuck off!!!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:23 PM

13. At least that republican is listening. Good for Elyway

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