Don care what the president said. That has nothing to do with me, Cincinnati defensive back Adam Jones said after the Bengals beat the Browns 31 7. I have people who have been in the Army, that has been over to Iraq, so I have a great deal of respect for the flag. Last week we stood for the flag. We joined arms but there was not a person in here that wasn standing for the flag or standing for the soldiers who have put in numerous hours of work to make sure we are at home safe. outside linebacker Robert Quinn also raised his right fist before the Rams Cowboys game. Punter Johnny Hekker had his arm around him.
Indeed, the man whom ESPN would later find a "violent, combative player known for his short temper" inspired the league rule against throwing a helmet after having done so himself to an opponent's helmet.  Peter Alzado, Lyle's brother, later identified the years of their youth—marked by an absent, alcoholic father and an over-worked mother—as the crucible for Alzado's unremittingly fierce style of play. "That violence that you saw on the field was not real stuff," his brother held. "Lyle used football as a way of expressing his anger at the world and at the way he grew up."  Defensive end Greg Townsend , a teammate on the Raiders, contended that the savagery for which Alzado became noted represented only part of a "split personality." "Off the field," remembered Townsend, "he was the gentle giant. So caring, so warm, so giving."