NFL players who protested during national anthem in Week 12FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintcommentPresident Donald Trump earlier this week bashed a plan that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem, saying it is “almost as bad as kneeling.” Trump has criticized free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick who launched the wave of protests during the anthem last season when he kneeled to protest police brutality against African Americans and other inequality on multiple occasions and made claims that players who protest during the anthem should be suspended or released. Several players and coaches reacted strongly to Trump on social media, and players joined by coaches and owners, in some instances across the league kneeled, locked arms, raised their fists and even refused to come out of the locker room during the national anthem in Week 3. He has remained seated during the national anthem all season, and he stood for the Mexican national anthem last week in the Raiders’ game in Mexico City.
The rain fell at the rate of two to three inches an hour in the more intense downpours that also caused flooding on North High Street in Columbus, and low lying areas around the city. The stalled frontal boundary and associated tropical deluge was the second major storm system to affect the region four days, following upwards of 2 inches of rain and severe weather that occurred earlier in the week on Monday evening, July 10. John Glenn Columbus International Airport recorded 3.11 inches of rain on Thursday, the tenth wettest day in city records and second soggiest July daily rainfall, after July 13, 1992 (5.13 inches)..
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In the letter, Bennett supporters said, Bennett has been sitting during the anthem precisely to raise these issues of racist injustice that are now an intimate part of his life. Now we stand with him. Letter also criticized the Las Vegas police union, which asked the National Football League to investigate Bennett accusations in a letter that said, the NFL may condone Bennett disrespect for our American flag, and everything it symbolizes, we hope the league will not ignore Bennett false accusations against our police officers.