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THE QUESTION

Do Politics Belong in NFL Locker Rooms?

Cleveland Browns Quarterback Brady Quinn supports John McCain. His teammate Willie McGinest likes Barack Obama. Now their coach Romeo Crennel has banned political banter in the locker room, but is that Un-American?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 15, 2008 9:16 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Real Heroes Speak Out

Let's make players' free speech rights a bi-partisan cause.

Posted by E.J. Dionne Jr., on October 15, 2008 3:44 PM

Big Brother Crennel

Romeo Crennel's dictum is way out of line. Not only does talking politics belong in locker rooms but they could use more of it.

Posted by Jess Atkinson, on October 15, 2008 12:04 PM

Good For Political Players

Coaches might not like it, but too bad.

Posted by Mark Maske, on October 15, 2008 9:32 AM

We Want It Both Ways

Today's athletes are less predisposed to air their political views because their words can be twisted in just about any fashion.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on October 15, 2008 9:29 AM

Unity Needs Paternalism

In order to remain a team, the individual comes second.

Posted by Don Yee, on October 15, 2008 9:20 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

Jimmy: If politics are leading to major squabbles in the locker room or otherwise harming the concept of "team", then Crennel is doing the right th...

monel: honestly...who cares what they think. These people are athletes/entertainers, no different than the hollywood schmucks that make the crappy...

mARK: It is a very wise decision by Romeo as there is nothing good about allowing political banter in the locker room. The only effect such bante...

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