Terrell Owens blasts Jerry Jones over continued silence on social justice issues
Terrell Owens blasted Jerry Jones on social media on Tuesday night, tweeting that the Dallas Cowboys owner’s ongoing silence amid social unrest and the Black Lives Matter movement is unacceptable.
In his condemnatory tweet Tuesday, Owens criticized Jones for not yet issuing a personal statement in support of player– and league-led initiatives against racial injustice and police brutality. The Hall of Fame wide receiver also brought up the Cowboys owner’s relationship with Donald Trump as a possible impetus to his continued inaction.
Owens’ tweet was in reaction to the ongoing situation involving NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace while noting the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
And still NO DAMN APOLOGY!!! And still NOTHING from #jerryjones!! I hope y’all know him being silent is saying a whole lot! He doesn’t want to ruin his relationship with @realDonaldTrump!! Clearly he doesn’t think #BlackLivesMatter unless they helped him win a Super Bowl!! #FACTS https://t.co/x3CA3forjO— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) June 23, 2020
The recent social upheaval and associated countrywide protests of course were inspired in large part by George Floyd’s death on May 25 while in Minneapolis police custody, among other recent incidents of police misconduct.
Earlier this month, Owens — who participated in a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month — called out Vic Fangio for arguing that racism does not exist in the NFL. The Denver Broncos head coach ultimately and quickly walked back his comments amid widespread backlash.
There has been no shortage of criticism of Jones in recent weeks over the same issue Owens pointed out in his tweet. Even one Cowboys player has taken issue with Jones’ lack of action or response amid recent events. However, another Cowboys player defended Jones this week, which led to him having to defend his comments about the Cowboys owner.
Jones has a history of being polarizing presence when it comes to such issues, including his strong stance against Cowboys players participating in any act of protest during the national anthem.