Jerry Jones 1957 Little Rock photo: Cam Newton demands accountability from Cowboys owner amid allegations of racism 

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Jerry Jones' Little Rock photo invites fresh backlash

A few weeks ago, The Washington Post unveiled a picture of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones taking part in a 1957 Little Rock segregation rally.

Wow, so Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was one of the bullies trying to stop his Black classmates from desegregating Central High in Little Rock in 1957.…

The picture went viral and many were upset at the picture and Jones for being part of the mob that went against his fellow classmates.

The most recent person in the football world to comment on the matter is former Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton.

Newton made an appearance on the I AM Athlete LIVE TOUR and said that Jones wasn't held accountable for his actions,

Newton said:

"It's just accountability, bro. I'm not trying to pick on Jerry. I'm pretty sure he's a great person. I met him. Obviously, being in the field of football, I don't I don't think he's a racist, but he has to take accountability.
"For what? Like something has to make sense. Yeah, because if it was me or somebody else, you had to speak on it, right? You have to speak on it. I want you to be able to be held to the same standards that you hold your players to."

LeBron James thinks Jerry Jones isn't receiving the same crticism as other high profile athletes and sports figures

Los Angeles Lakers v Cleveland Cavaliers
Los Angeles Lakers v Cleveland Cavaliers

Like Newton, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James doesn't think Jones is being held to the same standard of accountability as other athletes.

In a statement made following a victory over the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers forward questioned why the media wasn't asking him about Jerry Jones and the discriminatory picture.

James said:

"I got one question for you guys before you guys leave. I was thinking when I was on my way over here, I was wondering why I haven't gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo. But when the Kyrie [Irving] thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that."

Jones responded and didn't really have an apology. He talked about how much he liked Lebron and how he would have been a good ambassador for the sport and how he would have made a good tight end.

Jerry Jones responds to LeBron James after Lakers star brings up infamous 1957 desegregation photo:…

It's safe to say that many athletes are upset at the picture of Jones present at the 1957 Little Rock Segregation Rally.

If any of the above quotes are used, please credit Cam Newton, I AM Athlete, and H/T Sportskeeda

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