‘These guys are thugs and monsters’: Major advertiser threatens to cut ties with NFL over player conduct

The NFL has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks as domestic violence and child abuse charges sideline some of the league’s most high profile players. As public condemnation for the NFL grows, major sponsors are starting to second-guess their relationship with the league.

Earlier this week, the Radisson hotel chain suspended its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of the child abuse charges against running back Adrian Peterson. On a larger scale, Anheuser-Busch – the official beer of the NFL since 2011 – released a statement on Tuesday expressing concern over the “recent incidents.”

"We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season,” an Anheuser-Busch spokesman said. “We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league."

The NFL was quick to respond to the beer company. "We understand," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said of the Anheuser-Busch statement. "We are taking action and there will be much more to come."

While it is unlikely a company like Anheuser-Busch will actually end its partnership with what is arguably America’s favorite pastime, their public condemnation of the NFL is significant.

On radio this morning, Glenn warned that if the NFL does not clean up its act, there could come a time when its fan base and corporate sponsors decide enough is enough. He likened the potential fallout to Hollywood, which has seen a huge drop off in box office sales as of late – not because people don’t like going to see movies but because the industry has become so out of step with the audience.

“They're saying people don't like movies anymore. People like movies. People don't like the experience anymore… and I think it's because Hollywood has gotten so out of step with the American people that they no longer have that fantasy relationship with movies,” Glenn said. “I'm sorry, but I think the NFL and all sports are going to go down the same road.”

While the NFL may have a “king of the world” mentality right now, Glenn believes there is a contingent of people who will be turned off by the league’s ethics – or lack thereof.

“I give that warning to the NFL,” Glenn said. “I'm telling you, if you don't clean up your mess, if you don't start saying, ‘We have certain ethics, and I don't care how damn good you are on the field, if you violate these ethics, you're not worthy to play the game’… everybody has a bad day. Everybody has their own problems. But you have to have a certain level of decency. I don't think the NFL has that.”

Glenn used the NFL’s handling of former Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence case as an example. After initially giving Rice a paltry two game suspension, the league reversed course and suspended him indefinitely after surveillance footage showed him knock out his then-girlfriend Janay Palmer and public outrage ensued.

“Ray Rice, what happened to him? Two game [suspension]. He knocked his girl out,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “These guys are thugs and monsters. I'm not bringing my kids to an NFL game because I can't say to my kids, ‘Hey, let's watch that guy… by the way, he's a scumbag in real life. But let's root for him.’”

In separating on-the-field performance from off-the-field actions, Glenn believes we are teaching children they can behave however they want in their personal life so long as they excel professionally.

“That's wrong,” Glenn concluded. “That's showing them that money is over everything else. It's not.”

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

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