Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

  • Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

Despite that cooling-off declaration, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled during before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Goodell announced the new anthem policy ― which requires players to "stand and show respect for the flag and anthem ― in response to the growing number of National Football League players who were joining Kaepernick's movement to spread awareness about racial injustice, sparking controversy nationwide".

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins resumed his national anthem protest prior to the Eagles' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, raising his fist in the air along with teammate De'Vante Bausby, per 97.3's John McMullen. There were no apparent protests by the Buccaneers.

Team owner Stephen Ross has said he would like his players to stand for the anthem, and the NFL recently suspended its rule regarding anthem protests until the league and players union can come to terms on a policy. "If no one wants to live in unity, that's why we're in the situation we're in".

"Everyone was clear on my decision and understands and supports it", Brown said. Several other players joined the protest. The Patriots observed a moment of silence beforehand for Weymouth, Massachusetts, police officer Michael Chesna, who was killed last month in the line of duty.

As a black man in this world I've got an obligation to raise awareness' Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn said of protesting during the anthem. If no one wants to live in unity that's why we're in the situation we're

The NFL chose to put a temporary hold on the implementation of that policy while it meets with the players' union to find a solution.

The NFL says plans to fine players for anthem protests have been put on hold. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at the time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem.

Ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to protest in 2016.

The NFL modified its national anthem protocol in May, prohibiting any sort of demonstrations for the 2018 season, but allowing players to remain in the locker room during the anthem if they chose to.