Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Wednesday that Poe’s release had nothing to do with his decision to protest during the national anthem, nor his weight and performance on the court.
Poe was released after signing a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Cowboys during the offseason, but when asked whether it was related to his becoming the only player to kneel during the national anthem, Jones rejected the offer.
During the interview, the owner of the cowboys, JERRY JONES, was grumpy: “Shut up and let me answer.”
Jones told ESPN: “When you are 30 pounds overweight, you have not done anything that prevents you from performing well on the court, and there is no reason to venture into other fields.”
When talking about kneeling, Jones said: “I understand your question, I deliberately not answer it.”
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“We have a platform here, but the platform on the football field has a high standard, and [Poe] Not up to the standard. He needs correction, but he doesn’t. I want to leave it there. “
According to ESPN, Poe will write weekly weight incentives in the contract, ranging from $20,000 to $45,000, and if he is satisfied, the total can reach $500,000.
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Before joining Dallas, Poe played for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Carolina Panthers. In all seven games this year, Poe has only completed seven tackles and zero sacks.