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Jeremy Jacobs is a fan of the First Amendment, not Tim Thomas’ politics

Jeremy Jacobs

Boston Bruins NHL hockey team owner Jeremy Jacobs speaks with members of the media as he arrives at the Boston Harbor Hotel, in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, before the unveiling of the Stanley Cup rings at a ceremony for the team. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


We’ve heard plenty from Tim Thomas about his decision to not go to the White House, but hearing from the guy that signs his paycheck? That’s a little different.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs was asked about what his thoughts were on Thomas’ snub of President Barack Obama and Jacobs erred on the side of the Bill Of Rights rather than get grumpy with his team’s goalie.

Joe Haggerty of gets the word on how Jacobs doesn’t fall in line with Thomas’ politics but is happy he’s allowed to speak his mind.

“Tim is a great hockey player. He’s done his job very well for us and I’m totally behind him as a great hockey player,” said Jacobs. “I don’t necessarily agree with his political view, but that isn’t what he does for me. I’ve got to say this: while I don’t agree with it he certainly has the right to express himself as every American does. He does a good job.”

If you’ve been hearing things about how Thomas’ take on things would lead to him getting shipped out of town, Jacobs’ words don’t sound like those of a guy eager to rid his team of a distraction. Considering that Thomas is still one of the best goalies in the league and looking to bring the Bruins another Stanley Cup, running him out of town on a rail because you don’t like his politics seems a bit rash.

As it goes for any job in life, if the boss has your back you’re in good shape.