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NFL's Marshawn Lynch Sits for National Anthem, Says He's Been Doing So for 11 Years

NFL's Marshawn Lynch Sits for National Anthem, Says He's Been Doing So for 11 Years

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during a pre-season football game this weekend while the National Anthem played.

“[Lynch] said, ‘This is something I’ve done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself,’” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “I said, ‘So you understand how I feel. I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I’m going to respect you as a man. You do your thing, and we’ll do ours.’ So that’s a non-issue for me.”

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last NFL season when he took a knee during the National Anthem. He remains a free agent.

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