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Two Ohio HS football players suspended for showing support to first responders during their game on 9/11

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Both Brady Williams and Jarad Bentley have been suspended for carrying a thin blue line and a thin red line flag onto the field during their game on 9/11. This should upset you!

Guys, I am sorry but I am a law enforcement officer myself, and this story pisses me off. I want your help, please sign this petition.

Cornerback Brady Williams and Linebacker Jarad Bentley of Little Miami High School in Ohio have been suspended for carrying out flags to support and honor firefighters and police officers on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in America.

According to reports, the two asked permission to carry the flags out during their game on 9/11 and were told “No” so the players did it anyway.

The school came out with a bull crap statement saying:

“Little Miami Local Schools is saddened to see this story take such a negative turn,” the district said in a statement. “While we understand these students’ desire show their support of our first responders, they did not obtain permission from district officials. Administrators must act when students break the rules.”

It is sad that these to kids are being suspended for their brave action. It bothers me badly because police and firemen right now are all being painted as bad guys in the local communities because of a few bad apples. Little Miami should be ashamed and I am asking that you please sign this petition.

This is from the Petition started by Luke Zachary.

Brady, a senior cornerback whose father is a police officer, said that he was not trying to make a political statement at all in carrying the Thin Blue Line flag. “I was just doing it to honor the people that lost their lives 19 years ago,” he said. 

Jarad — whose father is a firefighter — carried the Thin Red Line flag and told WKRC that he was thinking about his father at the time. “I was all for it,” he said. “Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.”

I want to pack this petition with people’s signature. These kids need to be honored not suspended.


Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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