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Joe Maddon clarifies remark on 'respecting' White House

Joe Maddon clarifies remark on 'respecting' White House

Joe Maddon clarified a statement he made Saturday about the controversy pitting President Trump against protesting athletes, saying he was unaware of Trump’s reference to NFL players as "S.O.B.’s."

“I had no idea what he said,” Maddon said Sunday before the Cubs-Brewers game at Miller Park. “I mean, how would I? I had no idea what was said prior to asking me that question.

"So my response was typical: Always respect the office and the White House and the seat of the presidency, like I said before when we attended (a ceremony with Trump). That was what my response was all about. It had nothing to do with the situation.”

Maddon drew some criticism for a...

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