Tyree Jackson: Trump is ‘a good friend’ to NFL
Tyree Jackson says Donald Trump is a good friend to the NFL and he doesn’t want the league to be in a state of panic over a trade.
“I think the league has to be on its toes because of the amount of hate that has been directed at the NFL, I think the NFL has to keep its head up, because this is a great league,” Jackson said on Tuesday.
“The league is going to be the biggest football league in the world.
I’m proud of the way it has grown over the last five years.
I love the fact that the NFL’s doing well.”
Jackson said he spoke to Trump during the NBA All-Star Game and that Trump “gave me his autograph” as he walked away from the game.
Jackson said Trump and his family have always been friendly with him.
He said he was in a meeting with the president on Tuesday and that he “got a chance to sit down with him and just talk to him and have a conversation.”
Jackson has played in just five games this season, and he is averaging only 6.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game.
He said he has been asked repeatedly if he would consider staying in the league if he were offered the opportunity.
“There are things I can’t say,” Jackson told reporters Tuesday.
“(But) if there was a trade, that would be my first thought.
I would love to stay in the NFL.”