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NFL Players Now Taking Their Protests Onto the Field

The NFL would prefer the players’ now-ubiquitous protests take a back seat to the action this season, but it looks like the league won’t get its wish. If anything, the players seem ready to take their social critique beyond sitting during the anthem. Bennett was the first Seattle ...


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US News

Trump Blasts NFL Anthem Kneelers

President Trump railed against National Football League players who have knelt during the national anthem. Trump said that he and Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who he was stumping for in Huntsville, are "unified" by "great American values." "We're proud of our country and we're pr...


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US News

Army Veteran Alejandro Villanueva Stood at the Tunnel for the National Anthem

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not on the sidelines on Sunday afternoon prior to their game against the Chicago Bears. In a statement released before the game head coach Mike Tomlin said the team would no...


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US News

'Goodbye Pittsburgh Steelers, Burn In Hell': Angry Fans Burn Gear Over National Anthem Protest

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers fans are taking to social media to show how upset they are that the team stayed inside during the national anthem. Fans have posted numerous videos on social media of themselves burning their Steelers gear. “I’m a lifelong Steelers fan, not ...


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US News

Buffalo Bills Stadium Employee Quits After Players Kneel During Anthem

A Buffalo Bills stadium employee quit his job after at least a dozen team players kneeled during the National Anthem prior to their game Sunday afternoon. Erich Nikischer, who worked at New Era Field for almost 30 years, told ...


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US News

Celebrities 'Take A Knee' In Support Of NFL National Anthem Protesters

Clearly feeling left out of the loop, a handful of celebrities joined in the weekend's #TakeTheKnee protest on social media, expressing their solidarity with NFL players demonstrating against racism, and in response to President Donald Trump, during the national anthem. A couple of Hollyw...


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US News

NFL Ratings Tank – Worst Viewership in Nearly Two Decades

NFL ratings are in an absolute free fall after week two of the season. Viewership for the league is down to its lowest point since 1998, according to Sports Media Watch. Fr...


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US News

Cowboys Kneel Before National Anthem on Monday Night Football

The Dallas Cowboys briefly kneeled before the national anthem ahead of their Monday night game against the Arizona Cardinals, capping off a weekend that saw more than 200 players kneel or sit during the anthem itself. Both teams had discussed with each other what they ha...


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US News

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels On House Floor In Support Of NFL Players

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor Monday night to kneel in solidarity with NFL players who chose defy President Trump and protest police brutality. Jackson Lee said you "cannot deny" that ...


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US News

Top Dem: NFL Owners Must 'Make Clear' They Won't Tolerate Kneeling For Flag

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said it is Americans' patriotic duty to stand for the presentation of colors and the national anthem. In video obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, when Manchin was asked about players kne...


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Opinion

'American Sniper’s' Wife Takes Shot at NFL Over Anthem Protests

Dear NFL, You were doing your part to bring people together and heal the world. That’s really how healing works. We heal by loving each other and leading by example; showing people what is possible when we love each other just as we are and not only recognize our differe...


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Politics

NYC Council Members Take a Knee with Kaepernick Jersey, Sit During Pledge

Several members of New York's city council took a knee outside City Hall in solidarity with NFL players, and a number of them remained seated during the customary pledge of allegiance inside the chambers. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-East Harlem) and Councilman Jumaane Wi...


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US News

NFL Boycott Declared For Veterans Day Weekend, Thousands Vow Support

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Thousands upset over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem are planning a boycott of the NFL. A Facebook group now has more than 50-thousa...


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US News

Developing Story: NFL’s Oakland Raiders Threw Game After White QB Refused to Kneel for National Anthem

A new report from The Armstrong and Getty Radio Show has sent shockwaves throughout the sports world after it was revealed that members of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders may have purposefully allowed their star quarterback to get sacked multiple times after he refused to kneel during the National Anth...


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US News

6-Year-Old Takes A Knee During Pledge Of Allegiance

On Monday, in Pasco County, Florida, a six-year-boy inspired by watching NFL football got a lesson in civics after he took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance. Eugenia McDowell, the mother of the Wiregrass Elementary School student, was contacted by the teacher with a text message, rea...


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US News

Colin Kaepernick’s Foundation Donates To Group Named After Convicted Cop-Killer Assata Shakur

Colin Kaepernick's foundation donated $25,000 to a group that is named after convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur. The group, Assata’s Daughters, describes themselves as an organization of “radical Black feminists and organizers” a...


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US News

NFL's Week 4 Sees Dozens of Players Kneel, Sit, Raise Fists During National Anthem

Dozens of NFL players took a knee during the national anthem as others sat or raised their fists before the games of Week 4 Sunday, a day after President Trump tweeted that it that it was "very important” for players to stand. Still, the number of kneeling players was do...


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US News

Pence Leaves NFL Game as Players Kneel

Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was quickly dialed b...


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US News

NFL Goes Left: Won't Force Players To Stand For Anthem, Focuses On Social Justice

The National Football League announced on Friday that it wants to use its platform to raise awareness for social justice issues and that it does not plan to mandate that players stand for the U.S. national anthem. Commissioner Roger Goodell and the head of the NFL Players Association are ...


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Business

NFL Owners Have Made Millions Off Obscure Tax Break

The tax code has been very, very good to sports team owners. A little-known tweak to IRS rules in 2004 has allowed new owners to write off nearly all of the purchase price of their teams against profits over 15 years. ...


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US News

Hillary Clinton Defends Kneeling NFL Players

Hillary Clinton on Sunday defended NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, saying kneeling is a “reverent” position that is not against “our anthem or our flag.” The former Democratic presidential candidate, who was at the Southbank Centre's L...


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US News

Colin Kaepernick Files Grievance Accusing NFL Owners of Collusion

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked backlash by starting the trend of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL owners of colluding against him under the latest collective bargaining agreement, according to a r...


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