Ravens’ National Anthem Singer QUITS
It’s official, Joey Odoms, a combat veteran has resigned as the Baltimore Ravens’ official national anthem singer! Odoms’ resignation comes two days after many NFL players decided to take a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. Is this a DOMINO EFFECT? First, CEOs are pulling out their sponsorships of the National Football League, and now an anthem singer is gone. What’s next? I said this would happen. It’s all going to fall down around Roger Goodell. He will have to make the decision on what he wants to do. Joey defends their right to protest, but doesn’t feel welcome anymore, and is headed to do bigger, and better things. This is the kind of environment the politically correct Left has created. This is the new normal, and it’s up to people like you, and I who LOVE football to take a stand and have our very own protest. #BoycottNFL!
The Ravens’ spokesperson released a statement that said:
“We greatly appreciate the work Joey did for us and we thank him.”
The Ravens had approximately a dozen players, a group that included accomplished veterans Terrell Suggs, Tony Jefferson and Mike Wallace and ex-Raven Ray Lewis, take a knee during the anthem before the team’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London.
The display has prompted mixed reactions from Ravens’ fans, with some praising the players and others vowing to sell their tickets and not root for the team again.
A member of the Maryland Army National guard until Aug. 10, 2016, according to the guard’s public affairs office, Odoms succeeded longtime Ravens’ anthem Mishael Miller, who relocated to Alabama after the 2013 season.
Odoms, a songwriter and former 911 operator who grew up in Reservoir Hill, beat out eight other finalists for the job of singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Ravens home games.