CNN didnt want the negative attention, so cutting her loose from a one night gig was not a big deal. CNN merely reacted to how this was received and tried to cover their own asses. I will also give them a little bit of cred, but it should have been a no brainer.
Predictably the MSM is riling up the NFL players with the new less vague Anthem policy. So if these players don't like it, they can start their own league. Nobody is stopping them..