Rams players Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt caused controversy after taking the field with a ‘hands-up’ pose during last Sunday’s game against the Raiders.
Taking the House floor Wednesday Rep. Green said, “I also want to note that what happened with the Rams players was a seminal moment and I want to legitimize what they did.”
“I have already said that I will have flags flown over the Capitol of the United States of America in each person's name.”
Green’s office confirmed to CNSNews.com that the lawmaker desires to have flags flown over the Capitol given to each of the five Rams players in recognition for their actions.
Green addressed the criminal records that some of these players have, by noting that George Washington wasn’t perfect, but is still honored.
“Somebody is going to say, ‘well, what about people who may have committed a crime?’ Washington wasn't perfect but we honored him. Jefferson wasn't perfect. We honor him. “
Wide receiver Stedman Bailey was reportedly cited for shoplifting in 2012 for an incident involving cold medicine.