Stills and Dolphins owner ‘agreed to disagree’ over Trump

Field Level Media

August 14, 2019 at 6:58 pm.

Miami receiver Kenny Stills said he has talked with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on the phone about his comments last week regarding Ross’s relationship with President Donald Trump.

“We agreed to disagree and that was it,” Stills told reporters after practice Tuesday, per the Palm Beach Post.

Stills, who characterized their conversation as cordial, said that Ross hosting a fundraiser for Trump contradicts the owner’s nonprofit organization that opposes racial discrimination in sports.

“There’s not much to argue about,” Stills said. “He has his feelings about it and he stands firm in that, and I respect that. But I disagree and I told him there’s no hard feelings. There’s no beef and let’s win some games this year.”

Stills, 27, said his criticism is not about politics, adding “I don’t have any hard feelings toward (Ross).”

“It’s not right,” Stills told reporters. “Our country is in a rough place right now. I think there are other candidates (Ross) could support, but it’s not about Democrat or Republican. It’s about why are you trying to help this man raise money to continue to do the things he has been doing.”

“Someone has to have enough courage to let him know he can’t play both sides of this,” he added. “If you say you’re going to be about something, let’s be about it.”

Stills said he received death threats, but he doesn’t regret making his voice heard.

Stills is entering his fifth year with the Dolphins and has been a team captain the last two years. He has knelt during the national anthem before games since the 2016 season.