The 67-year-old longtime Giants executive was in the thoughts of several players who spoke Wednesday night at the David Tyree Charity Bowl to benefit Children of the City, a Brooklyn-based organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him, quarterback Davis Webb said. He is one of the leaders of our organization. A lot of us wouldn’t be here without him. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery. I know he’s going to beat it and can’t wait to get him back in the facility.
He is part of the reason why I’m here, why I got drafted to the New York Giants, Barkley said. It sucks to hear that for someone you care about, but at the same time you know the type of person he is and it sounds like he is in very high spirits. He knows for sure that everyone on the team has his back. We’re there for him. We’re going to continue to love him and pray for him.
Kevin Abrams, who has been a Giants’ assistant general manager for 16 years, could take on more in Gettleman’s absence. Gettleman’s right-hand man during his stint as general manager of the Panthers, Bills general manager Brandon Beane, issued his own statement of support for Gettleman.
I want to take this opportunity to explain why young Americans stand for the national anthem, Trump said. Maybe it’s about time that we understood. We stand to honor our military and to honor our country and to remember the fallen heroes who never made it back home. We stand to show our love to show our love to our fellow citizens and our magnificent constitution. Despite Trump’s insistence that everyone should stand for the national anthem at all times, there was at least one person at the White House on Tuesday who decided to kneel, as captured by a correspondent for Sweden’s SVT:
Apparently, the relationship between the Eagles and the White House started going south on Friday when the two sides began finalizing the details for Tuesday’s trip. According to multiple reports, the Eagles were planning to send fewer than 15 players to the event, which didn’t sit well with the White House.