John Elway, a Hall of Fame quarterback and currently the general manager of the Denver Broncos, has some thoughts about Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. On Monday, Elway shared those thoughts with the Senate Judiciary Committee through a letter. And he composed that note on letterhead bearing the Denver Broncos logo.
Via Colorado Springs Gazette reporter Peter Marcus, here is the letter Elway sent.
— Peter Marcus (@MediaMarcus) March 20, 2017
According to USA Today reporter Lindsay Jones, the Broncos said that Elway did not use official team letterhead, but his own personal letterhead which bears the team logo.
Clarification: This is John Elway’s personal letterhead, it was not sent out from the team.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) March 20, 2017
The controversy lies in the fact that NFL front offices have, according to reports, been vehemently opposed to progressive political statements, such as Colin Kaepernick‘s National Anthem protest. Now, one of the most prominent front office figures in the NFL is making a conservative political statement, and doing it on letterhead bearing the team logo.
Denver Broncos player Brandon Marshall knelt for the Anthem earlier this season. The Broncos said at the time, “While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the national anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision.”
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