Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Remains Seated During National Anthem

Seattle Seahawks‘ defensive end Michael Bennett took a stand and chose to remain seated during the national anthem before the team’s preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Bennett has joined several Seahawks, as well as other NFL players, who have been supportive of free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against police violence.

CBS Sports reports Bennett said:

“It’s going to take the organization,” Bennett said earlier this month when asked what it will take for a team to sign Kaepernick. “I think the players have spoken up enough. I think the media has spoken up. It just takes the ownership for someone to say we want this guy in our locker room. I think a lot of teams, like we said before, were really affected by what he did and what he did this year. It wasn’t criminal.”

“There’s been guys who have criminal records, guys who have been accused of murder, guys who have been accused of rape and domestic violence who are still in the NFL. It’s crazy to see this guy not have an opportunity in the NFL. It’s just weird. I mean, some quarterbacks, as we all know, shouldn’t be playing, but they are, and this guy is sitting on the side. We all know why. It’s just hard to fathom that he’s not having a job this year.”


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