Since Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest nearly 1 year ago, the NFL has been in a never-ending crisis on how to deal with the reactions from it.
Now that the 2017 season is going to begin within a month, the topic of the Anthem protest has again gained steam — especially since Kaepernick has yet to be signed, our petition with over 170,000+ supporters sparked conversation, and other NFL players have taken part of the protest in their own way.
We’re keeping a live track of all of the comments made by NFL personnel. We recommend you to bookmark/favorite this page in order to see all the updates (starting with the latest):
- Aug 18, 2017 – Tennessee Titans player DaQuan Jones: I may be labeled the “next Kaepernick“, if I join the protests.
- Aug 18, 2017 – White NFL player Chris Long supports the protest.
- Aug 17, 2017 – Several NFL owners made contributions to Trump’s campaign.
- Aug 16, 2017 – San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch (Kaepernick’s old team) says anthem protests are ‘divisive’.
- Aug 16, 2017 – Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett (who’s already protesting the anthem this 2017 season): White players’ involvement can make a big difference.
- Aug 16, 2017 – Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant doesn’t want to talk about Anthem protests; says he “got a family to feed”.
- Aug 15, 2017 – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently offered his opinion on the Anthem protests when asked by a season-ticket holder. See what he said.
- Aug 15, 2017 – Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson doesn’t want to see his players protesting. Here’s why.