Nine Seahawks sit for anthem

AP

A vague statement from the Colts suggested some would not stand for the anthem; they all did prior to Sunday night’s game in Seattle. The home team, however, had several players not standing.

Via Stephen Cohen of SeattlePI.com, nine Seahawks sat for the anthem, including defensive end Michael Bennett, defensive end Cliff Avril, defensive end Frank Clark, linebacker Michael Wilhoite, defensive tackle Jarran Reed, defensive end Marcus Smith, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle Nazair Jones, and defensive tackle Garrison Smith. Per Cohen, offensive linemenΒ Justin Britt and Oday Aboushi stood with those who sat.

There was, according to Cohen, a “smattering of boos” after the anthem ended.

Last week, the Seahawks remained in the locker room for the anthem prior to a game at Tennessee. Although league rules require players to be present on the sideline for the anthem, the league fined none of the players who stayed in the locker room last weekend.

32 responses to “Nine Seahawks sit for anthem

  1. So. NFL football Sunday. All of these games, injuries, stats, and scores. Texans score a team record in points. Dalvin Cook possibly tears ACL. Rams look like the real deal. Jets and Patriots each 2-2. Derek Carr hurt.

    What’s the top headline? 9 Seahawks sit for anthem. I understand last week since it was kinda unique circumstances. But this week? Top headline? Get outta here.

  2. I am sick of reading about how many players sat or kneeled for the national anthem. I am losing interest in this league, FAST.

  3. Personally, I think the anthem demonstrations are kind of misguided. I think there were much better ways to get their point across that were less ambiguous, more direct, more effective. That said, at least they were quiet and peaceful about it. The sniveling snowflakes constantly complaining about them come across as loud abusive obnoxious judgemental ignorant bigoted hypocrites. If y’all would just shut up already it would eventually go away and we could concentrate on football again. All Trump did is what he usually does, make things worse.

  4. I didn’t like the kneeling but even though I thought it was a poorly chosen method of expression I nonetheless understood the original intent and respected the right of the players to do it. No one can convince me that sitting isn’t flat out deliberately disrespectful.

  5. Trump called Jerry Jones four times last Monday about the anthem. While over 95% of Americans in Puerto Rico were still without electricity due to the hurricane. Let’s see, couple people kneeling in peaceful protest vs. millions of Americans with no electricity. Which is the bigger concern? That’s a toss up there. Tough call for the President.

  6. I think it’s ironic that a draft dodger wraps himself in the American flag and spins the real intent of this protest into a disrespect for the flag and those who
    served it. I honorably served in Vietnam. I did not cowardly shirk my duty, forcing someone else to serve in my place. Unfortunately our commander-in-text is disingenuous in this attempt to move the public’s attention from the Russian investigation and his numerous gaffes to something trivial and of much lesser importance.

  7. lemmetalkwouldya says:
    October 1, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I am sick of reading about how many players sat or kneeled for the national anthem. I am losing interest in this league, FAST.
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    Too bad. I watched the Lions beat the Vikings 14 to 7. Good game.

  8. I knew PFT would have this information. Since I no longer watch, I did want to find out just how bad it is in Seattle with the liar Bennett. Not surprised. DirecTV refunded my money and I played 18 today. Awesome day. And yeah, I shot over 100. Lol, doesn’t get any better.

  9. I watched games today but it was hard getting into it. I feel like i’m cheating on my country πŸ™‚ Today put me over the edge, I’m done. The games aren’t that great anyway, gives me a good reason to find something more active to do on sundays

  10. smithdp says:
    October 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm
    Trump called Jerry Jones four times last Monday about the anthem. While over 95% of Americans in Puerto Rico were still without electricity due to the hurricane. Let’s see, couple people kneeling in peaceful protest vs. millions of Americans with no electricity. Which is the bigger concern? That’s a toss up there. Tough call for the President.
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    After careful consideration neither Clinton or Trump were my choice and I wrote in none of the above. I can’t lie, I somehow missed the electrician part of Trump’s background but I doubt it would have swayed my vote.

  11. bluenose1965 says:
    October 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    Quick question for those sitting – What were you protesting?
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    Maybe they just felt like sitting, It is a free country right?

  12. The irony in all this is the NBC, CBS, FOX, etc that continue to go on and on and on about all this are the ones really losing the money. The TV deal is done, the NFL gets paid. Sure they lose a little money on tickets and merch but the networks losing advertisers and viewers is what really hurts. Sure, if it continues they next TV contracts won’t be as lucrative but in the “now” it’s the networks.

  13. I don’t care. This is shaping up to be one of the most exciting football seasons in recent years. It’s a free country, and these guys can do whatever they want. I would never disrespect what our veterans fought for. Freedom. At this point, the whole reason for the original protest has been buried. Now it’s just a matter of the players showing their lack of respect for Trump. Trump hasn’t earned it. I guess there is something to the merit system.

  14. justtherealfacts says:
    October 1, 2017 at 10:13 pm
    bluenose1965 says:
    October 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    Quick question for those sitting – What were you protesting?
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    Maybe they just felt like sitting, It is a free country right?

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    LOL. Good point it’s a free country! I don’t feel like going to work tomorrow, so I just won’t! Thanks for your sound logic!

  15. I am sick of reading about how many players sat or kneeled for the national anthem. I am losing interest in this league, FAST.

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    Exactly. I’m not boycotting, I just wasn’t interested enough to watch this week. First Cowboys game I haven’t seen since before Romo was the QB.

  16. I have been getting disgusted with the NFL, the “Shield of no integrity” and the inconsistent policy from Park Ave. I was a Ram season ticket holder until the potential profits in St Louis made my years of NFL support meaningless. The Rams and Chargers combined are now drawing as well as the USC Trojans. (There is a clue or a there-there)

    I served in the Marines from 1962 to 1968 so you probably can figure out my position on the treatment of the National Anthem and OUR flag. Last Sunday I caught early services, completed a great workout, washed and waxed my Jeep and caught some rays and it was a beautiful day. This weekend is going to follow the same plan, not the plan of the past 40 years.

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