[Ed. – National anthem protests: Officially getting old and busted.]
In the fourth week of the preseason, two other NFL players joined Colin Kaepernick in sitting out the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner”: his 49ers teammate Eric Reid, and Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane. Lane said he will continue his protest into the regular season, but he may not be alone.
Receiver Doug Baldwin said after practice yesterday that he is considering joining Lane in sitting for the anthem on Sunday, when Seattle opens up its season at home against the Dolphins, but that he first wants “to make sure I get all of my ducks in a row before I do so.” …
It sounds like the Seahawks are being thoughtful about precisely how to express their call for attention to the racial inequality in America, without giving the disingenuous any potential distractions.