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Jack Del Rio apologized for calling the riots at the Capitol a "dustup" on Wednesday.

There was an attack on the United States Capitol in January of 2021. "Referencing that situation as a dust-up was irresponsible and negligent and I apologize," Del Rio said. I stand by my words. While also expressing my support for peaceful protest in our country. Peaceful protests have been supported by me.

I support my fellow coaches, players, and staff and respect their opinions.

Del Rio asked why the summer of riots, loot, burning and the destruction of personal property was never discussed.

Before his apology, Del Rio told reporters that he was just asking a question about events in the spring and summer of 2020.

If we're going to talk about it, why don't we look into those things? Del Rio spoke. I can see that people's livelihoods are being destroyed and businesses are burning down. We are going to make a big deal out of the dustup at the Capitol. If we apply the same standard and we're going to be reasonable with each other, we should have a discussion. It was all that was left. We can have a discussion.

The House committee will hold its first public hearing on Thursday. The six hearings, which are expected to last until late June, will be the first time the committee reveals "previously unseen material" about what it has discovered in the course of a 10-month investigation.

Unlike any other congressional committee in recent times, the panel's work has been highly anticipated by Democrats and frequently criticized by Donald Trump and his allies, who complain it is partisan.

It wasn't the first time Del Rio caused a stir with his social media use, though there was no indication it had become an issue with his players. Commanders defensive tackle Jonathan Allen told NBC Sports Washington that he wasn't talking about locker room issues.

Allen said that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Some guys decide to share it on social media, while others don't. You can disagree with someone but still respect them. This team is about what our country is about. I don't care what he thinks as long as he shows up and works hard. That's what my defenseman wants.

The Cornerback said that he wasn't aware of Del Rio's statements.

He told the reporter that he didn't have a reaction at the moment. I will let him know if I have a reaction to something.

DeAngelo Hall, the team's radio analyst the past two years, replied to a clown meme he had posted on his account.

Two years ago, when he was being criticized for being a supporter of Trump, Del Rio said, "I'm 100% for America, if you're not you can kiss my a$$."

Ron Rivera didn't say if he had talked with Del Rio.

"I'm not going to talk about things that I talk to my coaches about, especially things that are off the field and not related to football," Rivera said. They're entitled to their opinion.

We will have a discussion if it becomes an issue. I will deal with it when it comes up.

Del Rio was asked by reporters if he was concerned that his social media posts could affect Black players.

"Anything that I ever say or write, I'd be happy to say it in front of everyone that I work with," Del Rio said. We can express ourselves as Americans. I love this country and I believe in what I say. Some people get offended by it every now and then.

Del Rio told reporters during his availability that he doesn't think race had anything to do with the incident on January 6 and that he doesn't worry about his relationship with his players.

Del Rio said he would be the man. I have nothing but love and respect for everyone that I work with. I would talk about it with anyone if they wanted to.

They are not. If you're being respectful, we all have a right to express ourselves. I'm showing respect.

Del Rio's comment was criticized by a Virginia state senator who represents the district where the team recently purchased land. A vote on a new stadium was delayed. It is unlikely that a vote will happen this summer.

The league's hypocrisy in blackballing Colin Kaepernick and Jack Del Rio's indifference to insurrection underscores the league's indifference.

When Del Rio was the head coach of the Raiders, he defended Marshawn Lynch after Trump criticized the running back for sitting during the anthem.

Everybody should pay respect to the flag, but it's America and everyone can make their own choices, said Del Rio. Linda said she regretted voting for Trump.

The Commanders have had a difficult time with non- football matters. A hearing will be held on June 22 to discuss the workplace culture of the organization and owner, Dan Snyder.

The Federal Trade Commission was accused of financial improprieties by congress. The team wrote a 105-page rebuttal to the claims.

The AP information was used.