The Chicago Cubs entered Tuesday’s schedule Game 4 of the National League Division Series hoping to close out the Washington Nationals and advance to the NL Championship Series for the third consecutive season.
“Go to another country and play football. If you had to go somewhere else to try to play the sport, you wouldn’t have a job. So that would be my take. If you can’t respect the flag and the country, then you don’t respect what this is all about. So I would say, adios.”
In a conference call with media members Tuesday, Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs, said the league does not share Ditka’s opinion.
“Everyone’s entitled to an opinion. … The league would not express that opinion by any stretch of the imagination,” he said.
Ditka, who played tight end for the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys and was the head coach for the Bears (winning Super Bowl XX) and New Orleans Saints, is a former analyst for ESPN. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.
“Well, me personally, tonight I was off,” James said. “I could feel it. It’s just my first action since the Finals and my timing was a little off and turnovers I think just trickled down to everybody, so I made everyone’s timing off.”
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