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In her Opening Statement on Saturday, Judge Jeanine Pirro ripped NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the slew of NFL players and owners who criticized President Trump.

At a rally in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday, Trump said he wished NFL owners would "tell that (expletive) to get off the field," referring to anyone who kneels during the national anthem.

Goodell strongly responded to Trump with a lengthy statement, calling his comments "divisive" and portraying a "lack of respect for our great game and all of our players."

Pirro blasted Goodell, the son of former Rep. Charles Goodell (R-N.Y.), for calling his players "a force for good."

"Are you sure you want to get into this fight?" Pirro said, mentioning infamous investigations of domestic assault involving former Baltimore Ravens back Ray Rice and former New York Giants' kicker Josh Brown.

"Instead of taking sides against the national anthem, maybe you ought to think about your stock holders [and] investors," she said, referring to the decline in viewership and attendance that pays the bills for the league.

"And, don't give me this crap that you guys want to support reform and stand up against social injustice," she said. "Shame on you. Shame on all of you. And shame on you too, Roger Goodell, for not showing you love this country as much as the president does."


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