An NFL owner who wants to take a look at how the league is handling the fallout from the death of a player and the death threat it has provoked in a team’s stadium has made the pitch to his league’s players.
In an interview with The Jerusalem Times, Peter King, the owner of the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, said he is considering how to help the players’ families.
“If the players had been in our situation, it would have been a different situation,” King said.
“This is what’s happening now.”
King said he will take a more active role in the league’s effort to improve the image of the league and is working with the league on a national campaign to combat violence against women and girls.
Last month, President Donald Trump called for the league to be shut down, but the owners and players remained silent about the incident and the issue of violence against the players.
The league said last month that it had already begun to address the issue.
In his interview with the newspaper, King said he has been “talking to the players” and the NFL Players Association about the issue, and he will meet with them again.
The owners of the NFL and other professional sports leagues have long complained about players being subjected to unnecessary violence by fans and have lobbied the league for changes to the policies of the game, including mandatory concussions, which have become a focal point of criticism in the wake of the deaths of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the New York Jets’ Mark Sanchez.
The players’ union said on Friday that the NFLPA had made clear that it is “not for the owners to make these decisions” and that the league was “not going to change any policy” until it had a complete and honest look at the issues raised by the death threats.
The NFLPA also said it would take the case to a federal court and asked the court to take it to court if necessary.
In response to the NFL’s comments, the league released a statement saying it “condemns the threats made by fans of our game, which do not reflect our values and have no place in the NFL.”
“The NFL has a clear code of conduct and the league has never encouraged, condoned or condoned violence against fans, coaches, employees or players,” the statement said.
“We continue to work with the NFL on these issues.
As the league continues to address this matter, we will provide additional comment on this as it develops.”
King’s comments come amid a debate over whether the league should be able to fire players and coaches who commit serious crimes against the league.
Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from the league until the league responds to the death threatening emails.
The death threats have caused the league, which has a franchise value of $8.8 billion, to suspend its preseason games in some stadiums and to play games in the middle of the night in some of its stadiums.