Stephen Ross has been caught in a lie by the New York Daily News. The Miami Dolphins owner claimed a report that he said, “All of our players will be standing” for the national anthem in 2018 had misinterpreted his comments. He made that statement just before receiving an award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Ross claimed his words were misconstrued on Tuesday, walking them back at an impressive speed for a 77-year-old:
After his semi-denial, the Daily News has published the audio, and it confirms the paper’s reporting. There’s not much to misconstrue here:
Ross walked his comments back incredibly quickly, but there’s no way what he said was “misconstrued.” He doesn’t want his players kneeling for the national anthem, it’s obvious. He also claims he was originally for the protests, but thought later in the 2017 season they were doing it as a protest against the country and the military — which is entirely untrue but whatever.
Sorry Stephen, come up with a better excuse next time. The audio doesn’t lie.