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NFL Players Have No First Amendment Right to Protest During the Game

Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and Founder Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

NFL players have no First Amendment right to protest, particularly during the game. I hear this all the time that they have a First Amendment right. We’re going to be talking about issue on Faith and Freedom. I’m Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, joining me is Matt Barber, the Founder of, and Holly Meade, the Director of Communications for Liberty Counsel.

Mat Staver: I hear this all the time. Matt, people say, “Well, they have a First Amendment right to protest.” Well, the answer is “No they don’t.”

You know, the issue of NFL protesting the National Anthem is not necessarily an issue that we have publicly commented on, but the First Amendment is a core issue to Liberty Counsel and we need to set the record straight.

I’ve heard so many people claim that athletes have a First amendment right to kneel in protest to the National Anthem and whatever injustice they want to protest, but that’s not accurate…



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