High School Football Players Kicked off Team for Protesting Anthem

If we could give Coach Ronnie Mitchem of Victory & Praise Christian Academy a medal, we surely would. Because at a time when our national character is coming under assault by leftist, anti-American forces, he made damn sure that it wouldn’t infect his team in HIS school in HIS city. And that’s all any patriot can do in these turbulent times.

The trouble started when two football players – Cedric Ingram-Lewis and Larry McCullough – knelt for the national anthem on Friday night just before V&P’s game with Providence Classical. The players carried out their protest…and then they got some bad news. Right after the anthem, Coach Mitchem approached the teens, told them to remove their uniforms, and kicked them off the team. Mitchem, a former Marine, was not about to stand by and watch his players disrespect the country he signed up to serve.

From the Houston Chronicle:

Ingram-Lewis, a sophomore, said the topic of protesting had come up in the locker room before and his cousin McCullough, a senior, even announced he would kneel via social media. The coach had told players he did not want anyone to kneel, citing his service in the military.

“He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated,” Lewis said, recalling the moments after the anthem ended. “He told us to take off our uniform and leave it there.”

Lewis’ mother Rhonda Brady supported her son and nephew being inspired to protest, saying it was completely their decision.

She was surprised by the coach’s reaction, however, deeming it out of line.

“I’m definitely going to have a conversation because I don’t like the way that that was handled,” Brady said. “But I don’t want them back on the team. A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that wouldn’t have done anything like that.

“Actions speak louder than words. So, for him to do what he did, that really spoke volumes and I don’t want my kids or my nephew to be around a man with no integrity.”

Well, if you ever needed a reminder that words like “integrity” have lost their meaning in 21st century America, this woman’s comments are enough to do the trick. Exactly how is the coach – who did what he said he was going to do – lacking in “integrity?” That’s the very MEANING of integrity, you idiot.

What’s fascinating is that Mitchem told the players that he supported their right to protest. He simply told them that they should find a way to do it that didn’t include disrespecting the flag.

“That was my point of view,” Mitchem told the Chronicle. “Like I said, I’m a former Marine. That just doesn’t fly and they knew that. I don’t have any problem with those young men. We’ve had a good relationship. They chose to do that and they had to pay for the consequences.”

Beautifully said. We hope there are more coaches, officials, and PARENTS like Mitchem out there who will demonstrate to the young people in their communities that there are better role models in the world than the thugs in the NFL.

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  1. And therein lies the problem… The parents… Unable to evaluate integrity.

    • Doubt you can say parents as 75% single black families.

      • probably can say “parents” when you realize it is not simply that moron rhonda that think the punks should take a knee AND have that right….that right is tempered by association…wrong time wrong place, no right…

        • The reason quoted parent not parents as it mostly blacks that are the one’s doing this and they are also the one’s that started all this BS

          • I understood your intent Glenn, just filling in the voids..what a tragedy the Great Society has been…and continues to be thanks in great part to the racial setback effected by kenyan boyo, the african pretender. His leaderschit has not only destroyed what took 150 years to achieve, his clown act while riding the oral office gave rise to a group of murdering aholes that have shown that they will shot cops with impunity…I hope that their last breath comes with the realization that they are outnumbered and on the wrong side of truth

          • The great society was an offer so I blame those that were so willing to accept it as much as the offer itself. The women chose to forgo a connected family and instead chose to kick the man of the house out.

          • yes it is very interesting and simultaneously depressing to view the societal statistics of say 1955 to 1985…the change is overwhelming and very damming of the “good idea” that was poorly implemented…and it continues to fail no matter how much money and bureaucracies are thrown at it…the call for more is still echoing as the next call goes out..

          • I grew up in the 40s/50s when we didn’t even lock our cars or homes when we left so you can imagine how I feel about what I see today. Am glad at 77 won’t be around to see what is going to happen to this country down the road as it is hard to handle what I see today.

          • I`m with you the only thing is I feel sorry for my grand kids and great grand kids they will never know how our country really was. Yes I `m that old. Your post is a home run.

          • You’re right about our future generations and in my vision all they will be seeing is our country turning into a 3rd world country. A good portion of it already looks like it.

      • And there is the problem.

        • Before Johnson’s great society blacks were no different then the rest of us, getting married and starting a family. Again don’t blame the great society as it was a choice that the woman took over having a family intact with a father and mother. Like they say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. Guess am aging myself.

    • Because some have no integrity

    • The parents are operatives of the Democrat-Communist-Islamic Terrorist Organization. When you exit the womb, you know nothing only what you are taught.

  2. GREAT!!! I hope they were both NIGGERS!!!

  3. If it was a taxpayer funded public high school the 2 players would have been immediately reinstated and the coach would have been fired!

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    • I am a hefty taxpayer and agree they should be suspended.

    • How true because these poor uneducated babies would have been coddled but the socialist dumocrats

  4. Both are BLACKS no doubt with the mother on FOOD STAMPS to boot…..BACK TO Africa !!!

  5. That mother needs to be taught to mother….there is the problem! There are rules in life. You choose to break them you pay the consequences. The last 8 years have had no consequences except for the American soldiers

    • My sentiments exactly, Jane. And kudos to the Coach who told the players what not to do, and what would happen if they did not follow his instructions, and when they didn’t, he essentially “fired” them. Semper Fi, Coach. He did, what the NFL owners don’t have the cojones to do. That is, follow the NFL Operations Manuel which states that all players will be on the field for the National Anthem, will stand holding their helmets in their left arm and place their right hand over the heart. Seems pretty clear to me, but apparently the Commissioner’s confused.

      • No the Commissioner is a coward and most likely has the same opinion as the scum-bag players. They are caving for fear of loosing their players, but with no sponsors and or fans they won’t have a team anyway, I do hope that the contracts they have with the players are so iron clad that they have to pay them regardless of any sponsor income, that should break their bank accounts and serve them right..

        • DITTO ~~~~~~~~~

        • I warned people of the Thugs being trained in the black families. I didn’t look to see what color of skin these two have. I don’t much need to now do I? I hope for the day relations between blacks and others get better but it has to start at home. Respect for the Flag shows respect for our soldiers – the dead first and then the living. To show any disrespect for that has consequences.

          • Who care what color they are respect is respect and this lawlessness was brought about by Obummer.

          • Black families without fathers thanks to Lyndon Johnson’s great Society.

          • To all the liberal idiots , Lyndon B Johnson ” We will have those Negros voting Democrat for the next two hundred years ? Only he did not use the legally correct words Negros or black people . There is no such race as African-American !

          • Now whatever made you think that a well to do Texan would ever be considerate of the feelings of Negroes?, can you believe I actually had someone tell me that Negro was a racist term, ah, no, it is a scientifically acceptable term.

          • He backstabbed white southerners and paid for black votes with his welfare scheme. Johnson was one of the worst presidents in this country’s history. Also, the only reason Kennedy picked him as his running mate was to get votes here in Dixie. And then he started stealing our money for his welfare scheme while making a fortune off the war in Vietnam. He was the definition of a crooked scoundrel.

          • Nope,,, he used the “N” word.. I have it on tape from PBS show..

          • AND thanks to all the socialist – welfare – free handouts – ruination of families – demonizing of men and fathers – saints made out of single mothers – total and complete disrespect for life and innocents with abortion – Obama stirring up racism and “white privilege” and police hatred – DIMoRAT/RINO policies that have to end because they are destroying our constitutional Republic and our families and our kids.

          • Lyndon Johnson was a traitor and coconspirator in the assassination of JFK and most likely RFK as well.

          • My “FEELINGS” EXACTLY!!!! JFK wanted to keep us OUT of Nam, he gets popped and what 3 days later it’s “GOOD MORNING VIETNAM”!
            LBJ knew for a fact he was to FREAKING old to be elected President outright so he got to be VP on JFK’s coat tails! Hmm I’m VP and if JFK gets killed “I’m President!!! TADA!!!
            Couple that with the Military Industrial Complex drooling at the possibility of war and MEGA profits on war materials. This becomes the 100% motive for JFK’s demise!!!!
            “I’ll go to my grave with the above belief and NO ONE, repeat NO ONE, will get me to change my mind” except maybe if God himself calls me off to the side and says oops your wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JFK was probably “The Last “GOOD” Democrat to walk the face of the Earth”!!! I FIRMLY believe that LBJ and the Military Industrial Complex had JFK KILLED/ MURDERED/ ASSASSINATED!!!!!
            Then the DemoCRAPZ have the audacity to blame the wars on Republicans! UTTER HYPOCRISY!!!!!

            ISIS was initally trained in Jordan by the CIA, under the ownership of the liar-in-Chief and the democrats in a covert attempt to fight Assad. That worked great, didn’t it? Warmongering GOP my A S S !!!!!

            “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”
            –President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

            “If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”
            –President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

            “Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.”
            –Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

            “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”
            –Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

            “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
            Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
            — Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

            “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
            -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

            “Hussein has … chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”
            — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

            “There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”
            Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
            — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

            “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.”
            — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

            “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”
            — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

            “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
            — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

            “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
            — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

            “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”
            — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

            “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
            — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

            “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated
            the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”
            — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

            “He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do”
            — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

            “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild
            his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will
            keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”
            — Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

            “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”
            — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

            “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation …
            And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”
            — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

            Can’t take credit for putting this together. Another patriot did, LibTURDS and DemoCRAPZ should remove their heads from their nether regions before ignoring the truth. The democrats were the reason for Vietnam and Iraq and have now pissed away everything our soldiers bled and died for.

            Now the Blacks want to diss the FLAG and National Anthem???? Go back to AFRICA, see how you like it there! Uckfay Ouyay monkey’s!! Have another banana!! Ungrateful
            B A S T A R D S and take “your” DemoCommieSCUMboRATZ with ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • just think where they would be if the south had won ,no mouth munning no talking back ,they just dont get it,

          • Don’t they understand who removed slavery? The majority was WHITE people.

          • Big mistake,,,

          • What they also don’t understand is that the KKK was/is democrat ! During the Civl War , the majority south was democrat and the majority of the North was Republican . Liberals like to lie about history !

          • Yeah, but no Klansman in his right mind would be a modern day Democrat. These modern day Democrats hate anybody who is white, Christian, heterosexual or conservative. That’s why just about all black racists (and some white morons) vote Democrat nowadays.

          • How right you are we don`t owe these people anything and they always are the one`s who bring up the race card.

        • Lynda Wheeler Dabson

          I am hoping that a reduction in sales trickles down and the unpatriotic receive an IOU. Good luck in court…NOT FUN! Meanwhile, the players, coerced or not, are playing along and now is the time for them to learn that “civil rights” ALSO means “civil responsibilities”. If YOU failed to show up, and YOU failed to stand then YOU fail to receive…accountability is a faster way to teach someone how to make up their OWN minds. However, if you don’t mind the Socialist/Globalists forcing you to obey, even if you disagree, then battling back from oppression, which is still a valid teacher, is a much harder and longer path. FORTUNATELY you will also gain much needed AWARENESS as to why our Vets didn’t take a knee when we asked for their self-sacrificing support.

          • Budwiser (?) wants to know how people feel They are reconsider their $1.5 Billion contract with the NFL. Call 1-800-BUD or 1-800-342-5283 and push #1 and tell them how you feel about the protest, they said they want to know in an article I just read. Spread the word!

          • I will call them and encourage them to stick with the NFL!!!

          • Another un-American sorry ass.

          • You will be in the vast minority encouraging that view. The workplace is not the correct venue for protest. If the NFL and Goodell don’t figure out a code of conduct for their employees, the supreme reign of the NFL will indeed be short lived. This will definately propel Futbol and MLS into greater popularity.

          • Lynda Wheeler Dabson

            I called and made my choice – between America and the Vets that made this country happen – or the NFL unpatriotic jerks who are trying to divide it – I went with the Vets holding the American flag. 38 years of football…does not mean more than the country.
            I used to end with Go Hawks! STRIKE THAT… Go America!

          • The article said that Budwiser was not happy with them disrespecting our military and country. I bet if they pull it some eyes will fly open!

          • Lynda Wheeler Dabson

            I guess I better add Go Bud! I wonder if Budweiser has a flag I can wave during football season to replace my 12th man? Or a t shirt with the NFL team of your choice stricken out and “Bud’s got your back” over it?

          • Lynda Wheeler Dabson

            Maybe Budweiser should go along with the advertisement and Flash their name and then announce “Due to the unpatriotic protests, this page has been deliberately left blank.”

          • I bet you can have one printed by some company that sells BUD items, they probably would like some new suggestions! I like your ideas! Spread the information and # to call.

          • Lynda Wheeler Dabson

            I think I should call the Bud number back and leave these suggestions as an alternative to their $1.5 Billion dollar budget.

          • Here are some more advertiser’s

          • EXCELLENT COMMENT Lynda, you hit the NAIL ON the HEAD…THANKYOU

          • I definitely will do both.

        • Losing. You are welcome.

        • Just how will the owners and/or leading shareholders survive, I guess just as those selfish assholes like Bob Harlan they will be making lame threats like moving their teams, but to where, they will no longer be turning a profit here in the U.S., a foreign nation, maybe Saudi Arabia, with all that oil wealth they can pick up every last team and the same for the NBA, since I have not heard anything about antipatriotism among MLB players or any other professional sports I can only conclude it is only a mental disorder afflicting the players of the NFL and NBA.

          • You nailed it I agree with your post 100%. I have an idea they can move the teams to North KOREA No one gives a shit they can teach that little maggot to play foot ball.

      • Just like ALL the rules today, IF you don’t want to follow, you don’t………just like odumbo ~~~~a fine example ………..

      • Barbara Johnson Mayes


      • school players have to follow a coaches directives, the pro’s are different you skip practice get a fine of 2,000 and say here that’s a check for 10,000 I’ll be skipping a lot of practice.. how do you control that.. team building on the school field and the pro field are two very different things.. look at the team of pros that threw the game and allowed the quarterback get a possibly career or fatal injury

        • They keep this crap up no one will be watching or buying their products. No viewers, no money, no job. Explain that to them.

          • amen already returned a Dallas Cowboys jersey meant as a gift to the store for that reason..

          • Budwiser has a $1.5 Billion advertising contract with the NFL. Just read an article that they want to know how the fans feel about the protest because they are reconsidering their contract. Call 1-800-BUD or 1-800-342-5283 Push #1 to leave your message. Spread the word!

            The don’t like that they are disrespecting our country.

          • Jerry Jones has stated that any Cowboy who disrespects the flag will be benched. He is the only owner who is taking a STAND (pun intended), against Godell and the other owners.

          • hey all took a knee to show the agreement so no I don’t give the cowboys a pass until they start revoking contracts for damage to the team ethics.

        • Football at any level is supposed to teach young men discipline. It starts with respect. Respect for the coach, the other players, and the game itself. The coach represents authority and even if authority is not taught or present in ones home life is not a reason to disrespect a coach or fellow teammates. Many gifted athletes are treated differently because of their abilities and their potential futures in professional or collegiate futures and they act as if they are special. So authority and respect is foreign to them. This should still not be an excuse for a lack of common decency and respect for the symbols of their country.

        • Except the pros sign a contract that has consequences when you break it.

          • and how often do they actually take to court a player.. the contract is deemed less then the cost of enforcing it and that’s the Pro’s fault the team owners have signed their life away to have the people play that bring in the money.. take away the money and the teams will start enforcing the rules more.. Bud has lost a customer, so has Nike if they want to make a point do a PSA and take a knee there don’t do it on the field.. but then again they are generally nobodies of the field.. who cares when they are in street clothes.. Maybe some need to be off the field and pay only when play that may make players think twice about what that flag and anthem pledge and blood shed to make them free to have a opinion I am sure none want to go to N Korea and try this crap..

          • As much as I love American football, it is a dying sport. Youth programs, and high schools are losing the parents to the fear of damage from head injuries long term. Professional football has so many thugs and the management is too involved in politics to do the right thing.. The future has too much debt to sustain the need for Government subsidies to update stadiums or maintain the old stadiums. The NFL’s future mirrors the rest of the World’s future and it doesn’t look good.

          • baseball has injuries in the stands, yet they managed to come back after the disastrous strike that many said doomed the sport above school level..Basket ball is so high and mighty it may last a bit longer but to me Football began to die when they allowed the sideline protest get ingrained.. and now see it as a right.. when coaches have kids doing it and parents are stunned.. that says it all our values and morals are in free fall. Racist paid combatants take over highways and colleges.. heck no one wants a grad student these days because they are too soft crybabies that think the world owes them..
            funny when I went to school it took me yrs to pay off loans..and I quit when told the nursing program wouldn’t take me. I may be a Big Blue Nation fan, but not for players that can’t understand that flag, anthem and pledge made America and they owe their freedoms to it.. even the right to protest, just not on fan time, and in your face disrespect..I own a double wide trailer in Florida and it has a flag flown year round there. When the KY home renovations are done, there will be a flag here too after we cut down the christmas trees my parents planted in the front yard for each kids first christmas..after 55 yrs they need to go.. they hold too many memories.

          • Baseball is no longer “America’s Game” or “America’s Favorite Pastime”; the NBA is an absolute joke with 7 foot 300 pound slobs who shoot basketballs like they are bricks. and run like 2000 pound pregnant sows. I was always a fan of football, basketball and baseball when they were represented by real men with character. Men like Grange, Sayers, Brown, Musial, Mays, Aaron, Pettit, Robertson and West among the many examples. There are no men like this in today’s sports.

      • the commissioner is probely a democrat ar obamas half brother.

      • The NFL Commissioner is a traitor to all that had once made us the greatest nation in the world and not part of the NWO.

      • I agree with following the rules of the unmentioned NFL Operations Manual. Political PLOY to ignore the established rules because you want the players to defy the rules over complying with the rules. This is like people ignoring the BIBLE because GOD tells us to NOT sin and they enjoy sinning too much! The BIBLE lives on FOREVER even without their approval or acceptance!

    • Amen! Unless actions have consequences rule of law evaporates as does morality! This entire nation has been on a downhill slide for far too long. It is high time that we turn it around and stop the nonsense! Great job, coach!

      • Right on brother. It’s just like in the game they’re playing, there are officials on the field to enforce infractions of the rule and most generally the whole team suffers for one or two individual infractions, a serious enough penalty and the individual player is ejected from the game. They no the rules, they’re just trying to be clever and smart a$$es. As others have mentioned I surely hope it affects the whole NFL organization financially

    • She is a product of the beginning of the demise of America. She has no idea what integrity is and most likely can’t even spell it. With that attitude it is no wonder her son and nephew thought it would be so cool to disobey the coach. But I’ll bet money that the school board caves and fires the coach rather than supporting him. We desperately need the draft reinstated, and for both women and men. It is no wonder these two kids are ignorant and stupid, I hope this ends their football career.

      • Orville R Allen Jr.

        Hopefully the kids will learn their lesson and come back next season. We don’t want to make quitters out of them just educate and make them better citizens. Don’t quit on kids!

        • But as we read more and more about liberal teachers and professors, education is not going to make them better citizens. We need to fire the teachers and professors. Oh that’s right the unions will save them.

      • When kids have no boundaries, no discipline, no work ethic, no rules to follow (especially starting young) how can they be expected to know what lines not to cross. The staff isn’t allowed to discipline them in school, obviously kids aren’t being disciplined in school………what chance do they have but to wind up like these two and lots of others?

        • They would be just as ignorant and stupid in the military. They would refuse to follow orders, and the Army would alter the rules to accommodate them.This is one of the results of fatherless families

          • Unless the military has changed the rules, you suffer consequences for doing so. And depending upon the seriousness of the infraction it could lead to a dishonorable discharge. At least that’s how it functioned when I served. Believe me you don’t want to return to civilian life with that in your background as no reputable employer would hire you,your marked for life. So what’s left, menial jobs or a life of crime and eventually you will be caught. It’s easier to abide by the rules.

          • Lynda Wheeler Dabson

            I disagree with the problem being “fatherless families”. There are a lot of families that are remade because of many circumstances, not just deadbeat dads, and the members that remain still have a responsibility to the guidance of the children. Mothers are suddenly killed, or both parents at once. Car accidents, diseases, wars, natural disasters alter families in ways the survivors have to grow and persevere, and they do.
            The socialist intrusion in our daily lives – schools, political leaders, community messages, legislative reactions to events without thinking it through, profiteering practices and the advertising – all of these things slowly change a culture, often they are renaming a negative change to camouflage the mission but it doesn’t take much for a group of greedy, blood suckers to manipulate for their own advantage and that is what is going on.
            The socialists blame everyone and everything for the down grade but that IS the design. The Hitler plan – get them while they are weak, afraid and hungry – promise them the world on a silver platter in exchange for nothing but your loud mouth pitch and anger and we will COLLECTIVELY take from everyone else and bring to you your pot of gold. Give them an enemy to blame and all is forgiven! 72 year later, names have changed but the plan is the same. I don’t want America to wait for 60 million to die again before they wake up.

          • Not just Fatherless, it is the lack of Discipline and RESPECT For OTHERS” which is not being taught.


      • I agree We Need The Draft Reinstated So that Our Young Men And Women Can Learn Respect>

    • Where was the father?
      “A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that”.
      Maybe the mother should be concerned about her own morals, since there was no mention of a husband.
      Just maybe!

    • All she is doing is bringing up perfect future NFL football players.

    • EXACTLY………i think she should join the service, go fight & get her ass blown off & see how she likes it AND see how she feels now, STUPID .

    • Jane Graham so right! some moms NEED to be TAUGHT how to BE a mom and When mother’s day come tho, THEY will WANT respect paid to THEM!

    • yes the last pretend president had no morals except to cause trouble between ,people he even wonted a son like someone else had ,no morals no respect no manners no rasing to obay any one ,just thugs.the world went to hell for 8 years.

      • Your right we had eight years of nothing from an anti American who really hated our country who should be in jail along with Hillary Clinton and the rest of the swamp rat`s.

    • The nazis and the commies had rules also-

  6. Thank you Coach for your service and thank you for taking a stand. I am grateful

  7. God bless coach Mitchem…patriots across America applaud you and thank you for your service!!!!!!

  8. rhonda is the kind of indoctrinated dumazz that has the country up in arms now…keep following the lie of “hands up dont shoot”…and the REAL azzwipe that go the racist ball rolling was kenyan boyo…

  9. Don’t tell me-liberals? Bravo for the school. If America is so bad go to another country where they cut your hand off for stealing or starve you for selfish reasons.

  10. You do not find it amazing that a Christian nut school punishes its kids to cover for a lard ass, pussy grabber Trump’s effort to distract the media from his treason investigation. What a creative way to “Praise the Lord.””

    • ray2hill, you sound just like a communist corrupt liberal criminal democrat, you should try to keep your mouth shut and by the way prove to me he has done it instead of just saying it when he was younger. You are lower then a whale turd. If any one should be brought up for treason it would be you ass wipe.

    • Why is the ‘Christian nut school’ a ‘nut school’? This article had nothing to do with Pres. Trump, either. The article was about what a coach told his players, NOT to do, two of them disobeyed, they paid the consequences.

    • Bill Clinton and Hillary are the Pusey grabbers Their victims prevailed in court and won settlements that bankrupted the Clintons. Hillary admitted to being broke when they left the WH

  11. disqus_PeRYgPx0Bk

    The ‘Mom’ must be a progressive/liberal, they never seem to know the meaning of words they use.

  12. It’s about time,couch mitchem did the right thing,I hope other’s follow

  13. Stupid parents raise stupid kids. These same people who appear to have only disgust for the country are certain not opposed to enjoying all it has to offer such. If, God forbid, America is ever invaded these people will cry loud and long for the protection that the flag and the anthem represent. If this attitude had prevailed years ago we would all likely be speaking German today. Thankfully, we still outnumber the ingrates and will be there to save their collectively ungrateful asses…just as they know we will.

  14. The leftist disrespect for the flag and National Anthem and law enforcement has dire consequences. All the leftist opposition and lies and willing complicity by the MSM has resulted in law enforcement no longer regularly patrolling black neighborhoods and not responding as quickly to calls there. This past year, as a consequence, there were 900 more black on black murders, and this year is on course to have an additional about 900 added to that. Leftists and the willing participants in the black community and athletics have very dire results for black men.

    Of course, that was not a coach at a government school. if it had been, the coach would have been fired. However, he is coach at a Christian school, which apparently teaches values, ethics, and principles. Good for the coach and for the school.

  15. This coach is right on and lady, he has integrity, it’s you and the 2 boys who have none.
    God Bless America

  16. The Youth today are not being educated like the past Youth and they only use computers and people think they are smart! I even see Ministers using the computers to get their Sermons and this is not good for Christians and then stand before their Congregations and act how smart they “R”! It all needs to end because Youth and People cannot even think for themselves unless they get help from other sources to use! Bet the Youth does not really know how to write with a Pen on Paper!

  17. old saying, you can’t cure stupid, and these three have lots of it. high five to the coach. Ignore the jerks who will attack you. you have the support of most of the country, as it clear at most any NFL game these days. Hope the league goes to hell, rather watch college play anyway

  18. This is a classic example of a good news-bad news story. Very good news in that the coach had the integrity to ‘practice what he preaches’ by establishing and following through with boundaries as to how to demonstrate social grievances. The bad news is how the kid’s mother reinforces her son’s defiance of authority. I suspect that she has a long history of enabling her son and probably allows him to do anything his heart desires.

  19. Where does it say that these students are black?

  20. GOOD !! the ungrateful little whelps need to spend a couple semesters in classes with no electives or sport activity. No attendance to games, or other extracurricular activities. Academic grades to reflect other restrictions


    • I’m with you, and know how you feel, bro, but don’t shout! Nam vet – me too!

    • I love every word you just wrote and agree 100 %. I also think that had we could have stopped the election of the Muslime half breed bastard son of a white trash communist whore who did not know for sure who he belonged too all of this could have been prevented.I to am a Viet Vet 3 times wounded but I love my country and the flag

      • Wow! That PTSD has infected you in very strange ways! Were you a vile wingnut bigot before you went to Vietnam or did you cultivate that mindset after you got back?

        • No, he fought for you to still have the freedom to be stupid.

        • Sounds like your head is on backwards, dipshit.

          • Sounds like you are one of those ultra-right wingnuts who thinks insults are equivalent to meaningful dialog. Maybe you agree with skipfoss’ bizarre characterization of Barack Obama . If so, then what is your excuse for such madness?

          • As a matter of fact Skipfoss is right about Obama. And there’s nothing insane about telling the truth. And by the way, your head is still on backwards.

          • Not only on backward he obviously keeps it up his anti American ass.

      • Budwiser has a $1.5Billion advertising contract with NFL and are reconsidering their contract, they want to know how you feel about them disrespecting our flag, military and country. They do not like it. Call 1-800-BUD OR 1-800-342-5283 PUSH #1 and leave your comment. Thanks!

        Thank you for your service to our country.

      • My respects to you for your service to our country.

    • Excellent post but your dealing with an idiot who doesn`t have enough brains to understand what your saying. I want to thank you for your service to our country.

  22. Today’s parents are incompetent and uneducated,not fit to raise the next generation

  23. Way to go coach.
    You represent America!

  24. It has nothing to do with race,it’s about respecting our flag and the ones who fight for it and lost there lives so we can have a better one,if they won’t stand up and put there hand over there heart then shut in down till they respect our flag the right way.

  25. Rhonda Brady, you’re an idiot, you, your son and your nephew are the ones with no integrity. Maybe you need to open a dictionary and look up that word and understand what integrity means, the coach has a lot of integrity and lives by it.

    • Yes, indeed. That coach has the kind of integrity that would have made him a Gauleiter, during the Nazi Era.

      • He fought for our flag, did you? Were you expecting to hide your negative comment behind a word nobody ever uses (Gauleiter). That shows deceit, and that you therefore have no idea what integrity is. Get in line behind that Mother for the dictionary.

      • Go and sit in the Gulag and maybe you will appreciate this country. Respect is not bondage its RESPECT.

  26. Good lesson for snowflake mom and kids. There are repercussions in the real world. Better to learn it now than when your livelihood is in question.

  27. I see that LeeRoy and Daisy Mae are raising the hue-and-cry over high school kids taking a knee during the national anthem. Of course, the kids have a perfect RIGHT to do this, and all the pi**ing and moaning, by the right-wingers, about spitting on the flag, and all the rest of the nonsense they’re posting, doesn’t alter the fact that Trump and his Brown Shirts are wiping their feet on the Constitution AND the Declaration of Independence. So…Sieg Heil, Coach Whatever-your-name-is!

  28. the last 40 years this country has really gone down hill parents no longer teweach their kids the kids tell their parents what they are going to do teachers no longer respect parents and their rolls in the kids life since the bible and paddling was taken out of school and so called talk time out and physcriaty have come into play kids are not even taught right from wrong they are taught how to have sex how to defy teachings from home and how to be thugs i would pull my kids out of public schools they are taught pure garbage but the that is what the new teachers have been taught by left wingers and libtards

  29. So…we now have RIGHT-WING political correctness. Golly Gee, Gomer, isn’t it REFRESHING?

  30. If all kids had teachers and mentors like Mitchem, this world would be a much better place. It is obvious the mother has no interest in teaching the boys what is right. The NFL thugs should be ashamed of themselves for teaching this continued disrespect. They think it is moving them forward, they better think again. When thet are arrested every 7 days for some crime, they shouldn’t be preaching about social justice. They need to clean up their act which is causing these arrests.

  31. good job kick them out

  32. So if you call the brats SOB’s, it’s not disrespecting their mothers, it’s just calling her out. If I’d have pulled crap like that mom would’ve beat my arse so bad that there wouldn’t have been anything left for the old man to kick when he got home. Way to go coach. MAGA, OR ELSE!!!

  33. The kid should go home and cry. Join the Young Marines.

  34. Perhaps an important point is being missed here….. WHERE ARE THE FATHER’S OF ALL THESE PROTESTERS ???? Not just the high school students but the NFL players????

  35. Now let’s see if the School Board gets involved and reprimands the Coach for doing what he said he would do. I don’t think this is over yet.

    • If the school board does anything to undermine the coach’s authority, the school board is going to have to move, so they can infiltrate another school with leftist policies!

  36. What that coach did was to inject a big fat red herring into the issue, specifically to assert that the action of the two football players was an insult to his military service and to the military generally. The kids had no such motives or intentions. Such a devious stratagem as this coach employed was not unique to him. It has been widely employed by others in a shallow attempt to diminish the true intent of the similar demonstrations that many athletes are courageously making. If you do not understand their intent, then you do not know enough to comment on this matter!

    • First it was an insult to America and its true citizens, if you don’t know the rules of the game U shouldn’t be playing.

    • Wrong. The coach, a US Marine, is the courageous one, he wore the uniform. No American should disrespect the American flag or anthem, period.

    • Hey headoncrooked, the real “devious stratagem” is employed by liberal educators molding young impressionable minds into being anti-patriotic and disrespectful to US……..there’s absolutely nothing courageous about athletes using the flag and anthem as a forum for demonstrating against anything, it’s just the largest platform they could cowardly use to gain attention to a bogus cause against law enforcement….

  37. These kneelers are disrespecting our Country, our Heroes and our Freedoms. The heartbreaking story of Otto Warmbier and his death from the actions of North Korea should reinforce to every American, just how sacred our Anerican flag and anthem are! They would never be able to do that in North Korea and live….

    Rest in peace Otto.

  38. Therein lies the problem, liberals have dumb down schools to a point where blacks have an 8th grade education entering college……Webster’s defines integrity, “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values :incorruptibility”…….not understanding the meaning of words corrupts language creating a Biblical “Tower of Babel”…..

  39. That’s what’s missing in the NFL no responsibility for their actions, and now the NFL is finished!

  40. Liberal word smithing! Congrats Coach. Wish more coaches had your integrity and patriotism!!

  41. GOD BLESS HIM! Finally someone has the guts to stand up for what is right and not be swayed by all this PC garbage. Like he said…..they have a right to protest…..just somewhere else. Its about time it is being enforced that actions have consequences!!

  42. There are a few certainties detailed in this incident. The first is that the Coach did what should have been done.Even IF he had not told them in advance of the consequences, which he did, ignoring the disrespect to the Nation , would have sent the message that he condones the behavior, to the rest of the Team.. Being Military , Thank You Coach , he was NOT allowing that to happen. It would have also shown that his word means nothing.
    The second fact is clear This woman , I dare not refer to her as a parent because I do not believe any decent parent would allow a child to disrespect the country they live in in such a manner, especially while living at home.. This woman has NEVER , lost a husband or child, to war , while serving in the Military.. MOST people , Wives , Husbands , Mothers , Fathers ,etc… that have EVER attended a funeral and been handed a FOLDED FLAG , after they sat and had to listen to ” TAPS ” being blown , for THEIR FAMILY MEMBER, would not tolerate the DISRESPECT, these two ungrateful boys displayed..Instead of praising these boys , she should have slapped them each so hard , they momentarily forgot their own names…In response to a few of the comments I read…FOLKS..the RACE of these boys does NOT mean a DAMN THING…RACE , GENDER , POLITICAL AFFILIATION or RELIGIOUS BELIEFS , have absolutely NOTHING to do with respect or right from wrong.. ( age does – if you under 10 or over 80 it can sometimes be forgiven )..Stay Safe.

  43. I am a retired USAF person, up through the ranks to the grade of Major and a Command Pilot when I retired in 1970 at age 38. I believe each school, regardless of size, should be required to perform on alternate days, the Pledge of Allegience or our National Anthem, at the beginning of each school day. and allow those who are not Americans to just stand, out of respect and courtesy—and require our citizens to just stand when in other countries when that country’s National Anthem is rendered, again just out of common courtesy and respect. Permit any citizen to substitute the word “Creator” for God”, if that presents a problem.

  44. Kudos and accolades for a brother Marine! Here’s hoping the PC police do not cost him his job. In today’s America “perceived rights” rule. God forbid you should impose “consequences” on any rule breakers, it damages their self-esteem, dontcha know.

  45. Here is a real football coach. Not only teaching them the game of football but character traits that will make them better people and future leaders.

  46. Good for the coach! I hope they don’t fire him now for be a racist, homophobe, nazi, etc. etc. etc.

  47. Sad that the mother has no morals whatsoever…If kids disrespect their peers then next its all other people in america they will disrespect and then tradgedy again by going out and attacking classmates and teachers and anyone who won’t bow down to the enemies level. Try Jesus lady..

  48. Thank you Coach! You made the right decision on the spot!
    Thank you for your service and your loyalty to our country!

  49. Dulcie A. Covington

    THIS should have been done, when those millionaire RACIST babies started this crap .

  50. Good for the coach. There is no “right” to play football in highschool or college. Additionally, “professional” players who wish to thumb paying customers in the eye should not be surprised when their job goes away, and they find themselves mopping floors.

  51. About time.

  52. Coach, stay the course.

  53. This is not valid protest, but rather blatant & totally unwarranted disrespect, disloyalty to the US, & irreverence — a fact apparently lost on spoiled, overpaid, & adulated NFL & NBA athletes. These high school kids have to realize there’s a time & place for everything. Showing your butt during the national anthem is completely inappropriate & never the right thing to do.

    Also, they must learn not to take charges of white privilege & racism as well as police brutality & targeting of innocent blacks at face value. Such offenses are much, much more the exception than the rule. Otherwise, how did the Civil Rights movement ever occur, considering that blacks comprise less than 14% of our population?

    Learning to question everything & to think critically is all part of growing up & becoming a responsible adult. There are certain things upon which we should all agree if we are to remain free, powerful, & united as a country.

    As far as throwing misguided adolescents off the team, I hope their coach has compassion should they ever come to their senses, apologize, & make amends. Time running laps after practice was a commonly used punishment back in my day.

  54. The Coach made a reasonable statement, and was ignored by his players. He did what he considered necessary.

  55. Good going, Coach. The nation needs more like you to stand up for the values we-the-people cherish.

  56. It’s called Standing Up for America !!!!!! There are “rules” in this world and either you abide by them or change them. But suffer the consequences if you cross the line.

  57. Way to go coach. Wish the NFL would follow your lead. Saturday is now my day to watch football.

  58. Everyone has the right to leave America

  59. Gid bless Coachi Mitch. He is a true patriot. Thank God for him and others like him. Well done!

  60. Outstanding! OO’RAH

  61. The NFL thugs are the poorest role models in the world. All of the young children are being ruined by the poor example that the pro-ballplayers set. If the NFL had a commissioner, owners, and coaches like Coach Mitchem, we wouldn’t be dealing with the garbage we are dealing right now with the failing NFL.

  62. It’s about time someone (coach Mitchem) show our youth, what it means to stand by your word. He told these little libs, what would happen, if they disrespected our country. Good for him. Let those little SOB’s understand that their actions have consequences.

  63. I agree with Coach Mitchem….poor ignorant parents need schooling also….( hint…Hillsdale College online)

  64. Coach…You did the right thing. These punks decided to do the wrong thing even after being warned there would be consequences. They chose to dishonor both you the coach and this countries anthem.
    Now they will be able to ask…would you like fries with that on Friday nights!

    Ya just can’t cure stupid.

    And thank you for your service.

  65. Lucy Ten Fingers

    The coach has INTEGRITY! The mother needs to learn what that means!!!

  66. Finally a coach that has BALLS………..
    The kids have no idea what they were even doing except trying to be like their “heroes” except their heroes are wrong also………….They do not have to serve in the military like in some countries after High School, they do not work P/T jobs to earn spending money because their entitled parents pay for everything, the kids never ever had a tough day in their lives except when their cell phone battery dies…………get rid of every last one of the players and coaches that disrespect the flag…., sandlot, high school, college and pros.

  67. All blacks who feel that they are oppressed by whites can return to their native land (Africa).

  68. Vincent Marcantelli

    I, only wish that the “real football coaches” were made of the same ILK. The more I read and hear about people wanting to use the 1st Admen. as a {one way street}, the Left is the only group, that uses this Free Speech, as a way of getting what they want to say out, but no one else can use the Free Speech card, just as the Black man can only use the RACE card……Why is that?.
    “Don’t kneel during the National Anthem”, every body got that word?.
    “Yo, you two dudes…….those football “suits”, drop them there, not exit he building…….for ever!”
    Say Coach…….For you my brother….[Semper Fi!!!!!!]

  69. The boy’s were told there would be consequences if they disrespected the flag at the game. The coach did the right thing. The mother needs to RESPECT that.

  70. The “Mom” seems oblivious to the meanings of words.

  71. Like spoiled children who are warned by their father not to do something, and then looked him in the face and did it. Whack them both on the ass and send them to their rooms. By the way, send the outraged , complaining mother with them. They follow the example of their “role models’ in the NFL.

  72. Rhonda Brady, SHAME on you mom for allowing such disrespect from your son to our country! Who do YOU think YOU are Rhonda! You shame the moms in this country

  73. It only shows how the liberal media has brainwashed our young people. It also shows me that none of them believe in God or their country. These young people will grow into disillusioned adults just like those NFL players who refuse to honor their country and it’s flag.

  74. Since the majority of the players taking a knee in the NFL are black, I’m just curious what the ethnic background of these two high school players is! The article made no mention of this. This whole thing started with a black man taking a knee and it seems he deemed it a race issue as he was and is displeased with how the police treat blacks. Do I have this right or am I missing something. I’m so glad the system has people with integrity such as this coach. He tried to prevent this from happening before hand and explained what the consequences would be and these two individuals pressed the issue and found out this coach is a man of his word. That’s why we have laws, break them and get caught you end up in court pleading your case.

  75. Way to go coach Mitchem, I’m glad that people are standing their ground. What you did should be happening everywhere. Disrespecting our flag that a lot of my Brother’s & Sister’s died for is not a political tool to be played with, if it wasn’t for all the men and women who has died and who served and who are serving right now, they gave you your rights to protest, our flag represents this. If you would have done this disrespectful act anywhere else you would not have lived to the next day to read this post, so leave my flag alone and protest something else. To the schools who are teaching these young people needs to teach about the constitution and the bill of right, stop teaching about other country’s and other ways of life until they know their own ways. I’m not blaming the schools because there are a lot of people like Antifa, BLM, and many more who are confusing, misguiding and lying to our young people for their own purpose, they do not give a crap about the young people they are using them to get to their agenda. ( NWO )

  76. Coach Michem did the right thing. The NFL owners and coaches should follow his lead. Perhaps the difference is that Coach Michem was a Marine while the likelihood is that most owners and coaches never served in uniform.

  77. thank you coach for I would had done just what you did and more than likely with a few “patriotic” words too for our flag and anthem is not where a protest should be focused. too many men and women have died or have serious scares today from defending it.

  78. Based on the Facebook page of the school the comments are all about the coach being wrong. The coach did what he should have and pray that the boys learn something from it. Based on the comments on their Facebook page, the parents could use some education as well.

  79. As a Korean War Veteran, I have seen more than my Share of body-Bags being unloaded at my Air Force Base in South Korea waiting for the Watercraft to pick them up and take them out to a Red Cross Ship about a Mile off shore, for the trip back to the States, so I Proudly stand by this Coach for His actions

  80. Proving, once again, that the NFL players are not, with very exceptions like Tebow, role models for our youth.

  81. Coach is right. He told students what would happen. They chose to ignore him and paid the consequence. Mom should know this was a valuable lesson in life. Bad behavior by the pro players h as trickled down to high school. So much for being a good example to young people. NFL ignored their own rule and encouraged bad behavior. Kudo’s to this coach!!

  82. thank you coach just maybe you they will learn while they are young enough and not do something that will get them hurt you can have freedom of speech and talk about the difference you might have but you do not go against our flag and our country if you do you do not belong here and if they keep this up that is what will happen before this is all done those that keep doing things like this will have to leave and find another country to live in and there is none better then america

  83. So what we have here, is freedom as defined by Donald Trump. Golly Gee, Gomer. Where have I seen THAT before? Oh, yes, now I remember. Pre-war Germany. Freedom as prescribed by Der Führer.

  84. As a 72 year old Veteran and a former Vocational teacher from Philadelphia, I salute you for having the courage to carry through with the stated consequences that these teenagers accepted for their actions.
    If I had done this in Philadelphia I would have been fired within 10 minutes and black balled in Pennsylvania from ever getting a teaching position except in another state.

  85. Broadus G Rollins

    Once a marine, always a marine. There are no former marines.

  86. Yes, Coach, thank you for teaching these young players that freedom is conditional, not really free. And thank YOU Donald Trump for defining freedom.

  87. Perfect approach. We cannot pander to these types ever. Break the rules and your career is over. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d713a182b5e23e12dd7c7134b6c259f05d9f731967172a112242752c1b8fa1de.jpg

  88. Too bad that high school coach isn’t a coach in the NFL instead of worthless trash like that coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  89. Hooray for the coach and if these mindless players want to make their statement do it after the game win or loose not during the national anthem. The mother doesn’t have a clue of what it means to have the freedoms we have and by the way mommy Brady freedom isn’t free. The Brady bunch was a movie not reality.

  90. Good. Nip it in the bud.

  91. Madam Brad, I truly believe you are anti-American and while they have a right to protest, this was neither the time or place. Any school allowing this to happen, should instantly be removed from the Federal Funding List and that would mean, YOU Madam would end up paying more for the privileged of your child attending public school.

  92. Sounds like they were told up front and chose to do it anyway. They now have learned accountability and consequences for your actions. I only hope more coaches have the integrity to help their players learn there’s a time and place, these are life lessons.

  93. Congratulations Coach! And thank you for your service and for explaining to the team what you would and would not tolerate and then keeping your word! A true American Hero!!

  94. Good to hear this….this stuff is getting out of hand.

  95. Great move coach. Now if those weenies in the NFL would just do the same….

  96. I wonder if the mother is not by any chance the member of that very famous recently low IQ apes movement called BLM ? Barack Obama the former low IQ prostitute in chief or sellout was right saying that Americans are very special people. Well , not all ,but unfortunately too many !

  97. Amazing the mother had the audacity to actually question the coach’s integrity, morals and ethics. It’s no wonder her son and nephew did what they did. Clearly she has not raised her son in an environment to respect what should be respected, nor follow the directions given by the coach who previously told his players he did not want anyone kneeling during the national anthem. The coach had the integrity to stand by his convictions and if the mother truly believes what her son and nephew did was an inspiring way to protest their convictions, then logically she should also understand the coach’s response was his inspiring way to protest the actions of the players (who were previously warned not to engage in that sort of behavior). What is shocking is she has not said anything about the coach’s actions being discriminatory against black people. So either the coach is black himself, or she’ll soon be shouting racial prejudice. No matter what, the 2 young men have now learned there are repercussions for every decision in life, a lesson they should have learned at home. Kudos to Coach Mitchem. As a veteran who served in Vietnam as a medic, I’ve been sicken by the antics of overpaid, prima-donna NFL players who have chosen to disrespect the very symbols that have provided them with an opportunity to make millions of dollars while they live under the umbrella of freedom that is won and held by men and women in uniform who struggle to pay their weekly bills. We all know they don’t do it for the money, but because they love this nation. And the coach just earned their respect (although he always had it being a veteran himself). WELL DONE COACH, WELL DONE!

  98. I feel bad for the kid. There growing up under a failing example. The mother has no idea in hell the problems SHE is creating for her child. The older he gets, the bigger the problems. The kid is doing exactly what his mother want’s him to do. This woman will be the cause of a young miserable life that will surly get worse. I hope she gets an ear full and fast. She’s creating problems that her child will have to deal with, not her. Very out of touch parent.

  99. Amen Coach,they can have their private protest off the field but as a coach you lay down the rules team members that break them know being tossed off the team means it too. doesn’t matter if he told players to wear pink tutu’s at practice they do it or not on the team.. simple Coaches have to have players that do what they say, not pull plays out of thin air.. pros do it simply because there is no penalty as with school sports..

  100. There are consequences for what you do. What would mom do if she told them not to do something and they did it anyway. This was a lesson in real life! Maybe they can apologize and do extra work to get back on the team.

    Mom needs to butt out!

  101. Budwizer (?) is reconsidering their $1.5 Billion advertising contract with the NFL now that they are disrespecting our country. Dial 1-800-BUD and push #1 or 1-800-342-5283 and push #1 to tell them how you feel about the protests! They want to know per article I read!

  102. God Bless you coach ! I am glad to see someone willing to stand up to these people who think it is OK to show a lack of respect for our Flag,or Our Country ! And kneeling during the anthem is just that !

  103. These football players need to learn to respect our country, flag, anthem and just be glad they live in this country.

  104. Forrest Huck London

    God bless this coach and pray for God to open the eyes of the parent that can not see the wrong in disrespecting the flag and anthem

  105. Good for this coach, Big Baloney sandwich on the ignorant mother who is standing behind her infant son!

  106. There is a time and place to use your First Amendment Rights, during the National Anthem is neither the time or place.

  107. A man with integrity would have done EXACTLY what that coach did.

    Way to go, coach!!

  108. This is the main thing lacking in our schools today, discipline. Mommies not helping anything by condoning this disrespectful behavior. She should have told both of them to get back to him and apologize. These two are headed for a world of hurt and she’s helping them to achieve that.

  109. I’d say it takes integrity, morals and ethics to stand up to leftist coercion, hate and condemnation and not allow those who lack all three to convince impressionable young people to disrespect the symbols of our unity while absurdly claiming to be part of a movement that promotes unity. The funny thing is that while they’re making these ridiculous statements they always fail to explain how one wealthy, successful segment of the population kneeling during our anthem in a direct slap in the face to the nation that’s given them everything they have based on a narrative that has been proven false again and again promotes unity. Apparently you have to have the warped, twisted mind of a leftist to force that ‘logic’ to work. This coach could teach the NFL a thing or ten about growing a spine and standing up to hate, instead of bowing, scraping and kneeling to it.

  110. we would do well with more coaches who think and act like coach Mitchem and less mothers like Ms. Brady!

  111. GOOD! God bless the coach. F-ing little thugs need to go back to the ghetto. America doesn’t need kids like this. We patriots are NOT going to tolerate this bullsh*t. Get the hell out of this country. Lol, bet the school gets sued for racism. And if so, I hope the school tells these RACISTS to shove it.

  112. Those defiant players challenged the coach; they got exactly what they deserved. The aclu is chomping at the bit to force schools to accept this sort of disrespect. Attending school is more or less mandatory, playing football isn’t. Don’t like America’s National Anthem, then don’t play school sports. *** This disrespect goes back to bummuh’s doorstep. Remember the photos, a few years ago, of him not holding his hand over his heart when the National Anthem was played? Or when he and his partner were attending the World Trade Tower ceremony, and Moose-hell had a sneer on her face as the flag passed by and her words were deciphered by lip readers…she was caught saying “all this for a damned flag’. Liberals = hypocrites.


  113. Can we clone Coach Mitchem? We need to replace every clueless lib teacher/coach with a Mitchem man!! 🙂

  114. good mom , maybe remove them from the school if you think the coach doesnt have morals , they can enrole in the public school system and get educated there ,

  115. I to am a Marine veteran and I take it as highly disrespectful. The bad part is the parent that refused to look at the whole picture. She talks about integrity, and has no idea that the Marine Corps is built on integrity for 241 years. It is just to bad that she wants to take a blind eye to the 2 young men who are lacking in integrity. These 2 figured they would push it to the limit, and they received what they deserved.

  116. BRAVO! A coach with patriotism and backbone.

  117. Charles Wolfe jr

    Don’t mess with a Marine! SEMPER FI

  118. What city and what state was it? Lack of information.

  119. It was in Houston. Go, Texas.

  120. What makes this coach any more patriotic than the two boy’s who chose to express their 1st Amendment Constitutional right’s??? Where’s the boy’s freedoms to express their right’s??? More like a dictatorship to me, something soldiers allegedly fought against. Soldiers should be standing tall for the “Constitution” and all it stands for, not just the flag & anthem. The Supreme court has ruled that is a person’s right to desecrate (burn) the American flag if they choose to do so without penalty, now some may not like it, but it’s protected under the 1st Amendment that these soldiers swore to uphold.

  121. Joseph Gonsiewski

    Thank you coach!

  122. StampOutLIberals

    The problem is with the family unit. The Mother and Father that espouses and teaches their children to protest, rebel, become activists, etc. created what we have in America today. What I was taught as well as other tens of millions of Americans: Love God, Love Family, Love America, Never Hate anyone, help those in need, even if it’s only in your power and resources to help only one or two people. And respect all elders above your own age. My wife and I have instilled this is our (3) children. And they are paying it forward, to our extreme delight! We need to return and deploy this great wisdom all across our Great Land!

  123. The Mother & Aunt gave a typical “Black” response. They’re shameful and they have their kids, nephews, etc. emulating shameful Anti-American, NFL players. They’re not role models, they’re rabble rouser’s and troublemakers, plain and simple!!!

  124. With North Korea, Iran, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Harvey, Maria, and Irma the National Anthem stance about Black Lives Matter isn’t significant in the fray of things.

  125. Nice going Coach Mitchem you did the right thing, because you have the right stuff, and if your players wise up NOW they can join the ranks of Patriotic Americans and not fall for Communistic idea’s.

  126. Marion E McKenzie

    Coach Mitchem Would make a Much BETTER Roll-Model…Than Whores,Pimps,and Drug Dealers..Snoswflake Brady Needs to Pull her head out of her Ass..She is in dire need of some lite…

  127. Good for that coach. ALL who disrespect MY flag and our vets should be shot..

  128. Good Riddance…..

  129. As we all know, a mother’s love is boundless, and every criminal has one who will say she’s proud of her son, no matter what. But this mother’s attack on the coach on the basis of integrity goes way beyond motherly love, it expresses pure stupidity and deserves its own condemnation. Keep it up, mom, and you can expect a life of grief from your child.

  130. Semper Fi coach. Unfortunately these teenagers were influenced by the thugs on the NFL and they’re poor public display of anti patriotism. These NFL football players need to get their heads together and play football not politics they don’t make millions of dollars doing the political thing. Plus they need to get cleaned up, their appearance, tattoos and unruly hair need to go, not good role models for our young people. Bring out the likes of Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, Etc.

  131. Semper fi

  132. The mother of that young man is a stupid person who probably belongs in Southern California, maybe in Austin or in New York City. She certainly doesn’t belong anywhere where real American Patriots live.

  133. Mr. Manfredgensenden

    Praying this will set a precedent for like-minded officials to follow!

  134. We need more people like Coach Mitchem in this country. God Bless You and Thank you for your service Sir!

    As for the mother /aunt of those two boys..SHAME ON YOU! The Coach is the one with integrity. You need to look up the meaning of the word. Your boys knew how the coach felt about it and were told he wouldn’t stand for their disrespecting the flag or nation. They chose to do so anyway. They got exactly what they deserved and I wish the owners of the NFL teams would do as Coach Mitchem did to those who have no respect for our country.

  135. The mother is a Socialist bitch and a traitor where do you think her son obtained his ethics from not a just upstanding bone in their bodies.

  136. Good. F*cking porch monkeys. Patriots are fed up with this bullshit. Get rid of these spider head asswholes. God bless the coach, he did the right thing. Too bad the NFL are stupid and unpatriotic. F*ck every one of these f*cked-in-the-head porch monkeys. FIRE all of them.

  137. No pictures of the 2 players nor of the mother in question but call me racist and stereotyping but I’m willing to bet all 3 are “BLACK”! The color of the coach for what it’s worth is “RED, White and BLUE” PATRIOT!!!

  138. She is a stupid mother that was raised by a stupid mother.

  139. Simper FI Marine job well done !!!!!
    The Democratic Party is not what it was, it is a Communist,Socialist,Progressive Party needs to be destroyed.
    That is why the Country has gone nuts with the disrespect of this Country and the Constitution.
    We have Teachers in all levels of school that are teaching Communism and socialism to our Children turning them into thugs and anarchist as well as making our Children basket cases.
    Turning them into what our Country got rid of a long long time ago.
    Wake up America you are loosing our Country to the Communist/Socialist Party , you are kissing you Freedoms goodby.
    We are becoming Europe and you know how and what is going on there.

  140. Coach Mitchem is the embodiment of the word “INTEGRITY”! Ms. Brady who insulted the coach’s integrity needs to return to school and pay attention to the teacher explaining what INTEGRITY really means. This IS just another example of HOW out of touch being POLITICALLY CORRECT can be! KUDOS TO COACH MITCHEM!

  141. Amen Coach,they can have their private protest off the field but as a coach you lay down the rules team members that break them know being tossed off the team means it too. doesn’t matter if he told players to wear pink tutu’s at practice they do it or not on the team.. simple Coaches have to have players that do what they say, not pull plays out of thin air.. pros do it simply because there is no penalty as with school sports.. They can do what they want, just not on a field where Coach is the rule maker for how the team behaves.. Anyone can be removed from the team no reason given if the Coach doesn’t like their behavior, playing, or just dirty jersey…

  142. Unbelievable how the idiot dumb parents are steering their own kids off a cliff. That’s the biggest problem with these BLM supporters being a moron is inherited. I can’t imagine being trapped in a world of stupidity with no chance of escape.

  143. As it should be.

  144. Yes!

    Children, you are not adults. Your parents pay the bills, put clothes on your back, pay for your housing and groceries. But, if you feel you have the right to make adult decisions, be prepared to pay an adult price. Life isn’t fair so get over it.

    Coach and school administration, stand your ground for the sake of future generations.

  145. If you’re a vet stay out of AZ,, You’ll need to carry your DD214 around in your wallet that you are a vet.. Have had to prove it several times. Now I just say no.. US NAVY 09/65–10/69..

  146. The hate goes both ways. You have proven that.

  147. Wonderful, too bad the pro coaches don’t have the guts to do that, but then the don’t have the guts to do anything. Let’s see how brave they get as the ratings and attendance falls at the games.

  148. I am with coach Mitchem. God Bless you for the example you are. You are a true patriot.

  149. Finally we have an American coach who respects our country and our Flag and what it stands for. God bless him and our country.

  150. Kudos to coach Ronnie Mitchum….


  152. THE COACH SETS THE RULES,PLAYERS FOLLOW THEM OR LEAVE.Obviously that was a black mother. To her integrity and respect mean quite the opposite. The coach told them not to disrespect the anthem and flag. The players understood. Players followed thru and called the coaches bluff…wrong move. They paid the price. NOW, THAT WAS A LESSON ON INTEGRETY AND RESPECT. Hopefully at least one of the players will wake up and see the error of his ways, and not become another liberal America hating lemming

  153. There is much emotion on display below, but very little understanding of a basic Constitutional principle, namely the Constitutional principle of separation of Church and State. When a governmental official–i.e. a teacher, principal, school superintendent or other authority-vested operative of a public governmental school system–determines that a given religious observance is to be carried out and in any manner controls that exercise, then he or she has offended the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. I do no want any government authority, from the greatest to the least, telling public school students when to pray, where to pray, what to pray for or even who to pray to. That is not the business of government. There is ample legal latitude for public school students to engage in voluntary religious exercises, voluntary in the sense that they are VOLUNTARILY designed, organized and conducted by the students themselves. A powerful example is the :meet Me at the Flag” ritual, where public school students voluntarily gather around a school’s flagpole to engage in student-led religious activities. This even happens all across the country and has been held by the courts of the land to be entirely Constitutionally permissible. Why this observance has been customarily carried out only once in the school year is unclear to me, since it could legally be carried out much more often. Several times have seen reports of student comments generally to the effect that “We showed them [the government] that we have the right to do this,” as though their flagpole activity was something like a defiance of authority, when it most certainly was not.


  155. Go Coach Mitchem, GO!

  156. Semper Fi to that coach! My son is also a coach, and no way would he allow players to protest like that. If ANYONE had morals, ethics, and integrity, it was the coach.

  157. Gutta niggas.

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