Marcus Peters continues to sit for national anthem

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Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters continued to sit for the national anthem. He was the only player ESPN showed protesting Monday night.

But ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted that Chiefs linebacker Ukeme Eligwe also sat.

Washington players stood, most with linked arms.

Peters raised a clenched fist in protest during the national anthem last year. He rode a stationary bicycle while the Star Spangled Banner played in the preseason. He has sat down during the anthem since.

The president of a Kansas City police union reached out to Peters last month asking him to set aside his personal protest and become active in a new police-backed community outreach program, according to the Kansas City Star.

According to Rovell, 54 players didn’t stand for the national anthem this week compared to 180 last week.

17 responses to “Marcus Peters continues to sit for national anthem

  1. Why get upset here is a punk that was suspended and ultimately thrown off the U of Washington and he was their best player ! Think about that for a moment

  2. Peters got kicked of the University of Washington squad his entire senior year for fighting with coaches. The guy is good but hes a complete tool.

  3. If people really can’t understand why the majority of the country find his actions disrespectful, they need to do some serious self reflection

  4. “The president of a Kansas City police union reached out to Peters last month asking him to set aside his personal protest and become active in a new police-backed community outreach program, according to the Kansas City Star.”

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    Why would he do that? That would require effort and time. Sitting on your butt for 1 minute and 28 seconds requires no effort and little time.

  5. It’s funny how the guys who sit or stay in the locker room are the guys screwing up or losing. Could it be that they have their priorities in the wrong place? Jeez, you don’t say.

  6. What do you expect he’s on record saying that Marshawn Lynch is his role model, because they’re both from Oakland

  7. Like the last guy doing the Wave, but refusing to give up. The point has been made; it was understood by anyone willing to listen. Those who haven’t been swayed by now, never will be. All you’re doing is cheapening the issue and allowing it to be lost in your “protest”.

  8. And fans continue to leave the NFL product. Week 4 ratings continue to drop while these players keep taking a knee. Unwatchable.

    Don’t watch. Don’t buy. Don’t support.

  9. The nation is mourning today but he thinks he’s doing something by sitting down… What is he accomplishing? The best part is the police offer a solution, work together, but he doesn’t take them up on it. Clearly the effort in making a difference just doesn’t suit him…

  10. This is a struggle for me because I love football, America and hate racist anti Americans. The NFL has many good Americans but also many racist anti Americans.

    I have boycotted many NFL games over the last couple years but my boycott of the actual games is over because I like football and no longer wish to be deprived of something I’ve followed my entire life.

    So now I watch games BUT I boycott everything else. No pre/post game and will do all I can to boycott anything that is advertised via the NFL.

    This boycott will maintain until the slobs that have sat start standing with hand over heart for the duration of the best music ever.

  11. Marcus Peters allowed 2 TD’s and about half of Cousins passing yards. Top 3 CB huh?

    I love the guys/teams “protesting” the most are also the one playing so poorly. If it were only Peters instead of Berry who tore his Achilles week 1.

  12. I see lots of excuses for feeling insulted, but none of you addressing the original issue…which is basically why you have the excuses in the first place.

  13. There you go NFL, these are your employees. Ford and Nike, these are the idiots you are supporting. Nice timing fellas. Thoughts and prayers out to the hundreds, if not 1000’s of folks in Vegas last night whose lives will never be the same. I can only imagine their nightmares. Thanks to all those who kept the body count to what it is. God Bless you all.

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