The New York Jets, a National Football League team, reached out to Blue Lives Matter NY in an attempt to create a partnership with them. “With the NFL season right around the corner, there is no better time to open up a conversation about how your business/organization can benefit from a partnership with the New York Jets,” read an email from the Jets’ Anthony Bulak to Blue Lives Matter founder Joe Imperatrice.
According to an article in the New York Post Imperatrice responded in an email by stating, “Although I’d love to work with an NFL team right now I feel it is not the right time. All over the United States players feel entitled to disrespect our first responders, our military members both past and present and our flag. These players make more money in a season than some people make in a lifetime and their ‘Issues’ are made up, exaggerated, and more times than not false.” The email went on to say “Once again I do appreciate the offer but revenue we have could better be spent on the families of officers killed in the line of duty protecting the ignorance of these individuals rather than contributing to their paycheck.”
One reason the offer was turned down this deal was due to the Jets signing running back Isaiah Crowell who in the past posted to Instagram an illustration of a dark figure slashing a cop’s throat. Crowell removed the image and apologized but was never disciplined.
You can read the entire NY Post article here.