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Former LSU and current Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is currently in London preparing for Sunday's game vs. the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium.

Jarvis was asked Friday about the current National Anthem Protest going on in the NFL...

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bencoleman79 months
Landry being a class act.
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DaBeerz79 months
What he said takes more bravery than the rest of the sheeple in the NFL
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Disgeaux Bob79 months
Much respect for Jarvis Landry… Acting like a grown arse man. Representing LSU with pride. Can you please pick up the phone and call your buddy ODB… Ask him to quit acting like a complete jackass.
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Lexman179 months
He can't help it. He Is a jackass! Money does that to some people.
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AFTiger779 months
I love this guy!
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CajunBullet79 months
Jarvis for commissioner of the NFL!
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LSUDAN179 months
Great job Jarvis. One of my all time favorite Tigers. I can still see the hit on the Auburn kickoff returner in 2011.
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debatingnothating79 months
It is not a all of nothing situation. I can love my country and want it to be better for all citizens. I love my children, and I still expect them to do better. I know racism is not a crime; it's a sickness than is passed to another individual. I'm a military veteran, college graduate, and I black man. I'm not just my skin color,but I can remember a 3 yr old kid asking his mother if I was a n****r. Who would teach a kid that crap? That lady's opinion of me did not change my life's trajectory, but the kid could grow to become a police chief, mayor, governor, judge, or President of the United States. That is racism with power and it can affect lives. I stand for the pledge because I'm a proud veteran, but that doesn't mean I'm blind the struggle of black, brown and poor people in this country. Every black man that protest does not hate this country and, I believe that every person offended by the protest is not a racist.
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alajones79 months
I agree with you about the method of protest. I don’t personally take offense to it, but I also realize as should the kneelers that they are rallying many more people against them because of their chosen method of protest. I also believe that while Kaepernick was truly protesting, most others are more showing solidarity with their teammates.
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BayouBengal9979 months
I'm really sorry about this experience and its embarrassing as a white man to hear that people disrespect other in this way. But IMO there will always be ignorant people, and for the most part I know our country doesn't act or feel this way. Me personally, I look into people's eyes and many times you can see the type of person they are by looking into their eyes. In my experience blacks are some of the most genuine people around, when you come across good black folks, that have been raised right or have decided on their own to change whatever life style they were brought up in. I've always connected with good people and many people of color because I think they can feel and see my pure soul. I don't judge people at all and that was instilled in me from my grandpas and parents from a very young age. My grandpas was likely brought up in that terrible time period of the 30s through the 60s so it's a testament to his upbringing and pure soul. I was very close to my grandpas, his nick name was SMILEY, he had a car wash in a bad area of town, so many of the poorer people, of all races came there. It was successful when he ran it, because he demanded respect from all people BUT showed that respect to all people as well. When people would pull up with loud music he would calmly walk over and ask them to turn it down. The next time they came, most would just respect him for being a man about it, some wouldn't but he would simply walk over and ask again and again if need be. As soon as he passed away the car wash was sold, and the business didn't make it long, which IMO says a lot about my grandpa. Point is there are racist people of all colors, and there are bad people of all color, but most are good people. The others should be ignored and never react to sour folks. I don't think anyone is offended by the protest my man, I simply think it's the way in which the protest is being performed, where and when. People pay lots of money to drink, have fun, and bring their kids to games. Another issue is younger kids are watching these players and have no idea how to process these things. It could cause young people to actually think there is a real race issue in this country when that's not the case. This country has come a long ways, and IMO the very party hampering minorities by giving them the bare minimum are the same party, keeping them satisfied in their current position. Think about that for a minute. If you help people, that's fine but the government help should only be to motivate people to better their lives not give them everything they desire to slow real development in these neighborhoods. Instead of giving people unlimited food stamps, free healthcare for life, phones, and all this wasted money, the government instead should spend that money cleaning up the schools, the neighborhoods, and only give money to motivate individuals to better themselves, get them on their feet, give more incentive for college, or trade schools. This is how you fix the problem long term. All the other benefits are given to fix short term issues while leaving the long term issues the same. Whether this is by design or not, I'm not sure but it hasn't worked and no changes have been made. People need to wake up.
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9th Green At 979 months
Smart man right there
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ApexTiger79 months
Finally someone with common sense, Amen to 14
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Jumbo_Gumbo79 months
What an awesome role model for kids everywhere.
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Lexman179 months
I have always liked Jarvis. I think he's a leader, not a follower. He goes about his business, a la, Marques Colston, and doesn't get caught up in other things. He is a true professional and a great ambassador not only for LSU, but for sports in general.
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SirWinston79 months
Lofty comparison, mate
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BayouBengal9979 months
Well thank goodness we still have people with their own minds and don't just follow the lead. I'll bet Miami sales and ratings just went up. There are so many other ways you can do this and get much better results from it. To do it in front of the flag and anthem isn't the way to gain popular support. It's a way to get lots and lots of people against you. IMO thats the opposite of good politics, you do it where you will gain interest and get people, ordinary people to follow you. Of course the subject is legitimate but the way in which you start the discussion can't be in controversy or it is counter productive to your argument. You want people behind you not totally against you. If it isn't working, which is clear, then you better find another way to express your point instead of pushing the issue down people's throats. If they didn't agree with the way you expressed this concern in the first place they damn sure won't when you push harder. Everyone get it?
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Lexman179 months
Absolutely, I get it, BayouBengal99. You're exactly right on all fronts. I think You should go and teach these players how to organize a proper protest! Good stuff!
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luciouslou79 months
You see. It's not that hard to do. Say what you believe, but stand your arse up for the anthem. Thank you jarvis. You have a fan in me
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papasmurf126979 months
That’s how you do it. There is a time and place for everything.
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DieHeartTigah79 months
Yup said they said the same thing to MLK and Rosa Parks you dumb arse hypocrites. F***ing want to be Americans. Who the f*** are you'll to dictate when, where, how someone protest?!?
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Eden79 months
@DieHeartTigah Protests are a way of conveying dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. The protesters should have in mind a different state of affairs so that they can press for change to be made. Protesting in a way which spits on and disrespects a key traditional component of the dominant culture, when you need to change the minds and hearts of the people who participate in that culture, is ineffective at persuading the target audience to change its ways. It's why MLK, Parks, and Gandhi were all successful while more radical reformers don't ever get things done. Cultural shifts require compromise and mutual understanding. Defiance for its own sake doesn't get anybody anywhere.
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tigerpawl79 months
The implication is that the problem is always on the police side of the equation, while nothing is ever discussed about behavioral issues of the "other side" and their unwillingness to obey the law and respect those who are duly authorized by the citizens to enforce it. What do they expect? Memo to Kneelers: bring your independent and objective evidence that support your serious allegations. Waiting...
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ColeLSU79 months
But dude........racism and opression..... How can we as a society expect this if our boot is always on their chest amirite??
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Schmelly79 months
This is what is lost in the whole “debate”
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Lexman179 months
Right, as well, tigerpawl!
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BowDownToLSU79 months
Give that man a raise
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X123F4579 months
MLK dropped to his knees in the street to protest. But it was real. These guys are doing it for retweets. Landry is a good guy. Made some mistakes in college, but a damned good kid.
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alumni9579 months
Mistakes in college? Such as???
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Geaux2379 months
What mistakes??
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Walt OReilly79 months
frick yes Jarvis
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semperfitolsu79 months
Thank you Jarvis
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SirWinston79 months
We love Jarvis, don't we folks? More patriotic than Drew Brees. Very disappointed in Drew.
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jeff7012179 months
Drew's all about the $$$$$$!
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UptownnMike79 months
What did drew do wrong?
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