SEARCH  NEWS  SOCIAL  SHOP   SERVICES
Message

2 Dolphins receivers kneel, NFL issues statement - ESPN

**Source: espn.com

Aug 9, 2018 11:16 PM - 1 week, 1 day, 10 hours, 49 minutes, 51 seconds ago

Description:

Kenny Stills, 2 other Dolphins protest during national anthem

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Kenny Stills and two other Miami Dolphins protested during the national anthem before Thursday's exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Receivers Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and raised his right fist, as he did during the anthem last season with the Los Angeles Rams.

There were no apparent demonstrations by the Buccaneers.

Stills kneeled during the anthem in the 2016-17 seasons and has been vocal discussing social injustice issues that inspired the protest movement by NFL players.

The NFL released a statement during the game, reaffirming that last year's policy, which allows kneeling with no discipline, is in place.

"There has been no change in the NFL's policy regarding the national anthem," the statement read. "The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room."

The league and the players' union have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the sideline when "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played, or remain in the locker room. The Dolphins issued a statement before training camp saying all options regarding the team's policy remain open.

The Associated Press contributed to this report....

Read the Article, CLICK HERE.

All Extracted Terms (Click to add to search.) 2 Dolphins receivers kneel, NFL issues statement - ESPN    anthem MIAMI GARDENS    Los Angeles Rams    Kenny Stills    locker room    protest movement    NFL players    Associated Press    injustice issues    Dolphins protest    right fist    Albert Wilson    Receivers Stills    exhibition game    Miami Dolphins    

**The statements and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or it's affiliates. The opinions expressed here should not be understood as advocated by or sanctioned by this website or it's affiliates. Information contained on this site is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness and should not be relied upon. You use this website, information, and content at your own risk. This includes information and content linked to and from this website. Content displayed may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to report the news, advance understanding of the issues, and discover content. We believe this constitutes fair use of any such copyrighted material. Content is removed on a case by case basis. To request that content be removed, contact us using the following form: Contact Us. 4Internet LLC, its members, owners, employees, contractors, customers, users, agents, affiliates, and/or assigns, will not be liabile for any damages.