NFLPA praises Bill Bilesik’s decision to dismiss the presidential honor

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Mike Florio asked a question PFT Earlier today: How should Bill Belisik decide to refuse the Presidential Medal of Freedom Is received?

Hall of Fame golfers Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player received the same honor from President Trump at the White House last week, a day after the bloody riots at the Capitol Building. Blecik was supposed to receive him this Thursday.

Patriots trainer Make a carefully worded statement On Monday, it slipped.

NFL Executive Director Demores Smith praised the decision and statement.

„Bill and I don’t share a lot of words,” Smith said in a videoconference on Tuesday. „I know that would be a shock to everyone. But I thought his position is definitely very important, I think, at this moment for someone who has a very high profile in the National Football League. Honestly, I thought his statement was immediate. He pointed out to stand with the players, he pointed to The conversations that were taking place in his locker room about social justice, and while he realized that it was an award that honored a number of highly deserving people in the past, he felt that at this time, at this moment in history he should be rejected. I thought his statement was on the spot. „.

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