Florida Sheriff’s Office Will not Escort Miami Dolphins Until They Stand for Anthem

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    The police do it because they're HUGE fans of the team and it gets them right there on the field to watch the game...plus they pick up some nice cash for the detail.
     
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    There’s no First Amendment violation and the BSO is within their rights to deny the Dolphins’ service since they are hired off duty. That only means the Dolphins will have to hire someone else to do that job. For BSO, it means giving up a perk which includes free access to home games for the officers who used to work inside the stadium.
     
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    That covers the NFL...but now we are talking the Sheriff's Dept...a government entity...withdrawing protection because they don't like the players' free speech. As many have pointed out...the First Amendment is about protection from the government....well, the Sheriff IS the government.
     
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    They’ll still have escorts... it just won’t be BSO.
     
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    Is it a right? I wouldn't say so...but it IS something the government entity has done for them in the past. Can said government entity STOP providing that protection/service because they don't like what the players said? What IS Free Speech if it isn't freedom from government interference?
     
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    It would make for an interesting Constitutional argument.
     
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    the government is interfering in the free enterprise of NFL ownership...

    NFL owners have defended their players, so where does the government get off...??
     
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    The BSO was not operating under the capacity of a government agency when they escorted players. They were privately hired as off-duty police. That same sheriff’s office rejected pleas last year from the police union to back down from escorting Dolphin players, so who knows why they did an about face now?
     
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    The police at games are off-duty volunteers. They just ain't volunteering.
     

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