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Bennett, McCourty raise fists after national anthem

Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett and safety Devin McCourty raised their clenched fists at the end of the national anthem Sunday night in Arizona. Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters made a similar gesture before his team’s game earlier in the day. Peters said after the game he had discussed it with Chiefs coach Andy Reid and…

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Marcus Peters spoke to Andy Reid before anthem about raising fist

Chiefs players locked arms during the playing of the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Chargers and cornerback Marcus Peters stood at one end of the line with his right fist raised while the song played. After the game, Peters was met at his locker by the media and asked to explain why he…

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NFL players could strike without striking

It’s become a given that NFL players won’t get a bigger piece of a $13 billion pie without skipping game checks during the regular season via a lockout or strike. It’s also a given that a strike can’t happen before the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, because the contract prevents the players from walking…

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Brandon Marshall defends his patriotism

The NFL, which officially will not require players to stand for the national anthem, unofficially has linked standing with patriotism, which by implication means that anyone who sits or kneels isn’t patriotic. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has taken issue with this in relation to comments from Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.…

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De Smith expresses concern over injection of “patriotism” into anthem issue

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell finally addressed the Colin Kaepernick situation, Goodell rooted his position in notions of patriotism. “I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we don’t live in a perfect society,” Goodell said. “On the other hand, we believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL. I personally…

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Brandon Marshall on national anthem: “I’m against social injustice”

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall says he means no disrespect to anyone with his decision not to stand for the national anthem. After Thursday night’s game, at which Marshall joined the small group of NFL players who have declined to stand for the anthem, he said he views it as an opportunity to make a statement…

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Broncos’ Brandon Marshall kneels during national anthem

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has joined the ranks of players making a statement during the national anthem. Marshall kneeled during the anthem before tonight’s season opener against the Panthers. He appeared to be the only player on the Broncos’ sideline doing so, and everyone on the Panthers’ sideline appeared to be standing. During the preseason,…

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Jed York: $1M donation to “get the focus where it belongs”

The 49ers confirmed their reported plans to donate $1 million to two Bay Area groups in a statement from team CEO Jed York on Thursday. In a tweet linking to the statement, York wrote that he was proud to make a donation designed to “get the focus where it belongs.” “Today, I am committing that…

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Report: 49ers to donate $1 million to groups addressing “social inequities”

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said last week that he would donate the first $1 million he makes this season to community organizations as part of an effort to improve the issues that led to his decision not to stand for the national anthem and “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black…

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Ex-Seahawk, Green Beret Boyer promises “powerful” moment before Sunday’s game

Nate Boyer, a onetime Seahawks long snapper and former United States Army Green Beret, tweeted Thursday afternoon that the Seahawks will deliver a “powerful” demonstration before Sunday’s season opener that shows “respect for the [national] anthem and those that fight for our freedom.” Boyer’s tweet said he’s talked to some former teammates and that the…

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Baldwin tweets about “pregame demonstration of unity” in Seattle Sunday

The Seahawks are planning “a pregame demonstration of unity” before Sunday’s season opener, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin wrote on his Twitter account Thursday. Both Baldwin and Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner spoke on the record Wednesday about the national anthem protest in which 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane have participated. Baldwin…

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PFT’s Week One picks

It’s not a rematch. Hey, if it works for the Panthers in advance of the Thursday night non-rematch rematch against the Broncos, it works for me in the latest installment of the picks competition with MDS, both in the regular season and postseason. This year is a new year, and I intend to win both…

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Baldwin says Sunday being September 11 plays into thinking on potential protest

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has not decided if he’ll join 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick — and others, including teammate Jeremy Lane — in some sort of protest related to the national anthem before Sunday’s season opener vs. the Dolphins. Baldwin has made it clear he’s “thinking things through,” and he’s certainly aware that Sunday…

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NWSL team plays anthem early, doesn’t let Rapinoe “draw attention to personal cause”

Professional women’s soccer player and U.S. national team standout Megan Rapinoe followed the lead of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and knelt through the national anthem before her team’s National Women’s Soccer League game last Sunday. Rapinoe, who plays for the Seattle Reign in the NWSL, didn’t have a chance to do the same before Wednesday’s…

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Kaepernick says he’s not a Muslim, decries rumors fueled by Islamophobia

Colin Kaepernick said today that he is not a Muslim and believes the rumors that he is are fueled by Islamaphobia. “I have great respect for the religion, know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people,’’ Kaepernick said. “But I think that [rumor of conversion] comes along with people’s fear of…

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