Eagles' Michael Bennett Again Skips National Anthem - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Eagles' Michael Bennett Again Skips National Anthem



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    Eagles' Michael Bennett again skips national anthem

    For the second straight week, Malcolm Jenkins stood on the sideline during the national anthem.

    During the preseason, Jenkins halted his protest during the anthem and began waiting in the tunnel, but was with his teammates standing today.

    Michael Bennett again skipped the anthem and joined his teammates on the sideline after its conclusion.

    The Eagles' safety had been raising a fist during the national anthem to protest police brutality, systemic racism and racial inequality in the United States.

    The NFL enacted a national anthem policy this offseason, but under pressure from the player association, has halted punishments that go with it. Teams who had players not standing respectfully were to be fined. It was up to the team to then take disciplinary action on their players if they wanted.

    That whole policy is still halted.

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