It’s Possible to Think the Protests Against Police Abuses Are Right and Colin Kapernick’s Kneeling Was Wrong


MINOT, N.D. — Let me begin by saying that our society cares a bit too much about what men who play with balls for a living think about policy and politics.

Drew Brees can do amazing things with a football.

LeBron James can dazzle with a basketball in his hands.

I’m not sure why that means we must litter our headlines with their hot takes about the issues of the day. Or any other celebrity, for that matter.

I am weary of stories about so-and-so quarterback, or such-and-such actress, posting some jeremiad about an in-the-news topic on Instagram.

This isn’t news.

Please, can we stop pretending like it is?

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