By Lewis Gould

When the NFL owners met last October in Manhattan to try to deal with President Trump’s criticism of the league because it didn’t impose rules that banned kneeling during the national anthem as a protest of police mistreatment of African-Americans, look who was very vocal:

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie, whose public utterances are normally carefully scripted.

Thanks to the New York Times, here’s what he said:

“We’ve got to be careful not to be baited by Trump or whomever else. We have to find a way to not be divided and not get baited. Another fact I want to throw out there: Many of us have no interest in supporting President Trump. Yes, there are some. There are some players who do, too. But this is not where you brandish a group of people because they own assets in a sport we love, supporting what many of us perceive as, you know, one disastrous presidency. Don’t quote me.”