The Cowboys will not comment on the filing, according to a spokesman.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says that players will continue to do what’s right even if the league issues a mandate to stand for the national anthem.
Jones has said players will not play, not that they would be fired, if they do not stand for the anthem, but Wade Rathke, Local 100s chief organizer, said that is a “distinction without difference when it comes to the law.”
The NFL has declined to comment.
“You can’t discipline somebody for something that is a right they have under the law, whether that discipline be termination or benching or giving a slap on the wrist or writing up in their files they’ve been a bad boy,” Rathke said. “That’s just not what they can do when it comes to concerted activities. I know in the modern age people think workers shouldn’t have rights, but they still do. This union was offended by those comments. Mr. Jones just got carried away being a rich guy and there’s no laws he has to respect.”
Kevin Love shot 1-for-12. Dwyane Wade shot 1-for-7. James had a plus-minus of minus-18 in 30 minutes of play.
“I don’t think we’ll be the team we want to be in a week,” James said when asked about the season opener against Boston. “It’s going to be (a process) for the whole season. We’re going to have changes, we’re going to make changes, we’re going to become a better team as the games go on so the team opening night will not be the team that we know we can be. We’re going to be as good as we can be up to this point. We’ve only practiced for two weeks and you play on the third week, that’s not Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK like a lot of time to prepare, especially when you have so many new guys playing here.”
The Cavs finish off the preseason Friday on the road against Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys the Orlando Magic and will look to avoid an 0-5 exhibition record.