Pundit Bill Maher is playing defense for embattled NFL coach Jack Del Rio.
Speaking on his HBO show “Real Time,” Maher said the Washington Commanders assistant coach should have the right to speak his opinion on the January 6 attacks.
Del Rio was sacked with a $100,000 fine for his characterization of the violent riots as a mere “dust-up.”
“In America, you have the right to be wrong,” Maher said. “They fined him, the team fined him, $100,000 for this opinion. Fining people for an opinion. I am not down with that.”
That penalty, Maher said, demonstrated the limits of free speech in America.