There are "hate crime" statutes in many jurisdictions. What Jones did does not reach the level of a crime.
Aren't hate crime laws federal ? Not sayin' Jones' comments constituted a hate crime, of course, but it certainly doesn't make them less hateful in my view & it seems unlikely to me that there aren't private policies in place that render legislation, state or Federal, moot ? I believe passionately in freedom of speech; there are many things reasonable people can disagree on, but is there really anything to debate here ? Bigotry is wrong & I support the NFL's response & respect Fisher's move.