‘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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From food and job shortages to the prices of building materials "skyrocketing," the world is currently moving into what could be the "perfect storm" for politicians to push for a universal basic income, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"We really need to look at the economy and be prepared for what is coming," Glenn said. "I feel like my job is to warn you of the things that are coming and, when I can, give you ways to navigate around. But at least so you can hear the warning and decide yourself what you're going to do with that."

Glenn explained that now, for the first time, there is a shortage of starter homes and building supplies just as increasing numbers of millennials are in the market. Also, analysts are predicting that shortages of food items and products such as pork, polystyrene, and chlorine could send prices soaring. Then there's the matter of unemployment, kicked off by the COVID-19 pandemic and likely to worsen because of the technological revolution, there are going to be fewer and fewer jobs for people to do.

"We are creating this perfect storm, right now, where universal basic income is going to be embraced by people," Glenn warned. "It's just this nasty cycle that we're beginning, and we're watching it unfold right in front of us."

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More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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