Commanders' Rivera Claims to Have Read 1st Amendment 'Over and Over,' Fined Del Rio for 'Distraction'

Commanders' Rivera Claims to Have Read 1st Amendment 'Over and Over,' Fined Del Rio for 'Distraction'


On Tuesday, Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera told reporters that he fined his defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for causing a “distraction” by calling the January 6 Capitol riot a “dust-up.”

Rivera also claimed that he has read the 1st Amendment “over and over” during the recent controversy and keeps a copy of the document on his desk.

“Just so everybody understands, this is not the fact that he exercised his right to free speech,” Rivera said according to NBC Sports Washington. “This is about what impacted the football team, OK?

“This is about the impact that was made on our football team, the distraction it has become. It’s a very serious question and topic but at the end of the day, it

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