Ron Rivera Says He Won’t Answer Questions About Penalizing, Misrepresenting Jack Del Rio

Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera spoke to reporters on Tuesday about his decision to fine defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $100,000 for asking why public figures excuse the violent BLM riots from 2020 but screech about Jan. 6.

Rivera told the press at minicamp that he spoke to Del Rio and would not answer any further questions about the matter.

THE REASON JACK DEL RIO WAS FINED BY THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS HAS NOW CHANGED

“So with that I’m going forward, I’m moving on, so if there’s any questions on football please feel free to ask. I’m not going to address anything else other than football,” Rivera said.

JACK DEL RIO FINED $100,000 FOR COMMENTS ON JAN 6 AND FLOYD RIOTS; COMMANDERS ISSUE RIDICULOUS STATEMENT

He doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. He’s moving on.

There are multiple questions that Rivera should answer after sending a strong message with a six-figure fine.

We sent four of them to the official Commanders press team to answer:

  • Did Ron Rivera write his own statement? If he did not, who did?
  • Why compare Jan. 6 to “peaceful protests” when Del Rio specified he was referring to the BLM riots that were far more deadly than the storming of the Capitol?
  • Does the team consider looting and murder – both of which occurred during the BLM riots in 2020 – “peaceful?”
  • Does Del Rio have free-speech rights?

Unfortunately, the team did not respond.

Ron Rivera
Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera looks on before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

So we still don’t know why the Rivera pretended that Del Rio was referring to “peaceful” protestors, or if the team considers the death of 25 people and over $2 billion of damage across the country the definition of “peaceful.”

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS WON’T ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS FOLLOWING OUTRAGEOUS CONDEMNATION OF JACK DEL RIO

The team and Rivera won’t answer these questions because it would expose the entire ruse.

Rivera fined Del Rio to protect himself. The media spread so much fake outrage over Del Rio’s comments that the team knew it had to act swiftly to make a stance.

STEPHEN A. SMITH SAYS JACK DEL RIO DOESN’T UNDERSTAND DEADLY BLM RIOTS BECAUSE HE’S ‘WHITE’

Reporters and hosts have taken Del Rio’s words out of context and called for his firing. On ESPN, Stephen A. Smith smeared Del Rio as a “white” guy. Ouch.

The press pressured Rivera to punish Del Rio further during the presser. Questions included why he chose not to fire Del Rio and how many more “strikes” Del Rio gets.

One “reporter” reminded Rivera that the NAACP is coming for Del Rio’s job as well. He’s on notice.

JACK DEL RIO DELETES TWITTER AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA CONTROVERSY

The media drove Rivera’s decision, and like the spineless figure that Rivera is, who knows how much longer Del Rio has on his staff. 

Cowards. All of them.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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      • Amen! This was the proverbial nail in the coffin for me as a Redskins fan. Moving on to the Steelers. Spending 8 years at WVU Pittsburgh pro teams grow on you. The Skins have been losing fans in droves over the last 5-10 years. A few seasons ago, Lions and Jets fans seemed to outnumber Skins fans at a home game. Fans of arguably the two worst franchises in the NFL over the last 40 years outnumber home fans, that’s a problem

  1. The Redskins (and Rivera) will reap what they sow in karma. The Redskins are just like the Browns: Neither of these teams ever gets it right. From bad draft picks, to disorganized management, to handling off field issues, they are always digging out of their own shit that they created. I always thought Rivera was above all the woke shit. Del Rio should leave at the first opportunity. How can you work for a head coach that just took 100K from you for freedom of speech?

    • Yeah and I’ve lost respect for Del Rio for giving in. He should sue the team and the NFL for punishing him for expressing his opinion. Yeah he’d lose his job but sometimes that’s a hill worth dying on. Most people in this country agree with him.

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