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Kaepernick tweets support after 2 NFL players kneel during U.S. anthem

No longer welcome on an NFL sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL’s opening Sunday. In a tweet, Kaepernick gave a shout-out to “my brothers,” Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Watson, who were the only two players in the league to take a knee during the national anthem during Sunday’s early games. ...

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Only a handful take action during anthem on NFL's 1st Sunday

DENVER (AP) — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played. To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players. Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked off the field and waited in th… FOX Sports Digital

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Report: NFL unlikely to implement new anthem policy this season

The NFL is not expected to implement a new policy for the national anthem this season, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The league initially passed a policy in May, but it was put on hold amid controversy and discussions with the players’ association. Schefter added that while talks will continue, “too many people have stances too strong to figure out ...

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Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There’s been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post.</… NFL | theScore

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NFL Players Continue To Protest During National Anthem

Three Philadelphia Eagles players sat out the national anthem during Thursday’s preseason game against the New England Patriots, with two choosing to remain in the stadium tunnel instead of appearing alongside their teammates on the field.  Safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby hung back until the song ended, <a href="https://www.nbc… Sports

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Several NFL players demonstrate during national anthem in pre-season games

Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins’ shoulder. Jenkins had stopped his demonstration last December. Defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during ...

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NFL players emphasize reasons for anthem demonstration

While the NFL continues discussions with the players’ union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. They are not against the country, military, flag or “The Star-Spangled Banner” itself. President Donald Trump wants players to “find another way to protest” and contended “most of them are unable ...

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Jags' Smith, Seattle's Brown defend locker-room anthem protests

To combat league-wide protests, the NFL instituted a new policy allowing players to remain in the locker room during the anthem. The policy was put on hold as the league and NFLPA agreed to search for a compromise on the matter, but it didn’t stop a collection of players from trying it out Thursday night. Four members of the Jacksonville ...

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