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Vin Scully Vows Never to Watch NFL Again

Vin Scully Vows Never to Watch NFL Again

Vin Scully helps throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 25 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By    |   Monday, 06 November 2017 07:36 AM

Vin Scully vowed he will never watch NFL games again because of protests by players during the playing of the National Anthem before games.

Scully, the retired Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, made his remarks during a question-and-answer session during an appearance at Sothern California's Pasadena Civic Auditorium, ESPN reported.

"During the fall and winter, I watch the NFL on Sunday, and it's not that I'm some great patriot," Scully told the audience on Saturday, per ESPN. "I was in the Navy for a year, didn't go anywhere, didn't do anything, but I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing that I can do in my little way is to not to preach; I will never watch another NFL game."

ESPN said the audience cheered at Scully's remarks.

Last Sunday, most of the Houston Texans took a knee during the national anthem after comments team owner Bob McNair made during the owners meeting last month were made public. He said owners cannot let the "inmates run the prison," according to the Houston Chronicle.

Scully, 89, retired last year after nearly 70 years broadcasting Dodgers games, Sports Illustrated said. He is member of the broadcaster's wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient, his biography said.

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