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Panthers owner David Tepper: 'Dead wrong' to call NFL players' protests unpatriotic

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Panthers owner David Tepper: 'Dead wrong' to call NFL players' protests unpatriotic

New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper could not disagree more with the assertion that NFL players who protest during the pregame playing of the national anthem are unpatriotic. Visiting Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday, Tepper told CNBC's Scott Wapner on "Halftime Report" that it's "dead wrong" to characterize players who have protested to promote racial equality, better policing and criminal justice reform as anti-military or anti-American. He added that those who've protested "are some of the most patriotic people and best people." "That was the biggest pile of bull-dingy ever," he said. "These are some of the most patriotic people and best people. These are great young men. It just