You won’t see Jimmy Johnson on Fox’s NFL studio show Sunday — he’ll be rebuilding his home in the Florida Keys that was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma.
“I spent 20 years getting this place just how we dreamed it,” an emotional Johnson told the Sun Sentinel. “And for it all to be gone in a day …”
Johnson, the former NFL and college football coach turned TV analyst, decided to ride out the storm at his job with Fox in Los Angeles. He arrived at the studio around 3:30 a.m. last Sunday to watch hurricane coverage on the news, but once he saw photos of his property, he decided to return to Florida rather than stay in L.A. any longer. He and his wife, Ronda, got back to Florida on Wednesday.
The Titans’ statement read: “As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today. The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic.”
Seahawks players, led by Michael Bennett, have been outspoken in their support of the movement to protest police brutality started last year by then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
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