Fox News apologized on Tuesday for showing photos of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer – not in protest – during a story about President Trump canceling a White House ceremony honoring the team for its Super Bowl victory.

The 33-second report aired late Monday with four still pictures of the Eagles shown in the background of Shannon Bream’s narration. She said that the cancellation was due to ”the national anthem controversy Saints Authentic Jerseys ,” where some NFL players knelt during the ”The Star-Spangled Banner” last season to protest police brutality.

”To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout the regular or postseason last year,” said Christopher Wallace, executive producer of the 11 p.m. Eastern program where the report aired Monday. ”We apologize for the error.”

Fox tweeted a copy of Wallace’s apology on its news account Tuesday and said the error would be addressed on the television show.

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled the ceremony planned to celebrate the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory after it became clear that the majority of players would not attend, renewing controversy over players taking a knee.

Eagles player Zach Ertz, who was in two of the pictures used by Fox during the segment, tweeted ”this can’t be serious.”

”Praying before games with my teammates well before the anthem is being used for your propaganda?” Ertz tweeted. ”Just sad. I feel like you guys should have to be better than this.”

The two pictures with Ertz, one that also included teammate Corey Clement, were taken by The Associated Press. Both knelt at the goal line, heads down. The AP’s photo caption said nothing about prayer or protest. In one picture, there were players in the background scattered about, a clear indication that it was not taken as the national anthem played.

A third picture used in the segment, also taken by the AP, depicted Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Chris Long standing during the anthem before an Oct. 8 game last year. Long held his right hand over his heart, while Jenkins and McLeod raised their right arms in a clenched-fist salute.

Long tweeted on Tuesday that ”Fox News used the faith of Christian men dishonestly to push an agenda. That wasn’t an `error Joel Armia Jersey Kids ,’ but intentional and strategic.”

”You’re complicit in PLAYING America,” Long wrote. ”This is just another day at the office for you, though.”

Long also wrote that most players who decided not to visit the White House on Tuesday had decided long before the NFL issued a new edict last month that players in the future would be fined if they knelt during the playing of the national anthem.

Fox News would not discuss how the error was made or whether anyone would face disciplinary action. Fox, which deleted online video copies of the error, made the correction swiftly. They’ve been criticized in the past for being reluctant to correct misstatements promptly.



Zay Jones is with family and is going to be fine, the Buffalo Bills receiver's father said Wednesday, two days after his son was arrested following a naked, bloody argument with his brother.

Robert Jones posted a note on his Twitter account saying Jones "is with me and his mom," while adding "he's going to be fine!"

Online jail records also showed the player, whose legal name is Isaiah Avery Jones, had been released.

The 22-year-old Jones was arrested after officers were called to a disturbance in downtown Los Angeles, said police spokesman Luis Garcia. Jones was found "breaking glass doors and windows" and arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism, Garcia said.

Prosecutors did not immediately file a case against Jones and have asked police to further investigate the matter, district attorney's office spokesman Paul Eakins said.

The arrest was first reported by TMZ, which posted a video showing a nude Zay Jones pushing his brother, Cayleb Lane Taylor Jersey , in what appeared to be the hallway of an apartment building. Cayleb Jones, a Minnesota Vikings receiver, on Wednesday also posted a note on his Twitter account, which read: "I am my brothers keeper."

Robert Jones, who lives in Texas, is a former NFL linebacker, and won three Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys during his 10-year career.

Jones was held on $20,000 bail. His agent, Zeke Sandhu, did not reply to text and voicemail messages. Sandhu also represents Cayleb Jones.

The Bills, on Tuesday night, said in a statement they were aware of an incident involving Jones and were still gathering additional information.

Jones was the first of Buffalo's two second-round picks in 2017 after completing a prolific college career at East Carolina. He set an FBS record with 399 career catches and broke the single-season reception mark with 158 catches in his final season.

The production didn't carry over into Jones' rookie season as he struggled in attempting to take over the Bills' No. 2 receiver spot. He finished tied for third on the team with 27 catches and fourth with 316 yards. He also scored two touchdowns.

Jones' production tailed off over the final month, when he had just two catches for 25 yards. Following the season, Jones revealed he played part of the year with a torn labrum and had surgery to repair the injury in January.

Wawrow reported from Buffalo, New York.