Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Marshawn Lynch Sat, Wore a Hat for National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch Sat, Wore a Hat for National Anthem

Photo Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem on Saturday before a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Jack Del Rio told reporters after the preseason game that he didn't know Lynch was planning on sitting. However, it appears as though the veteran National Football League mind is now on board with whatever it is that his newest offensive weapon decides to do going forward.

"He said, 'This is something I've done for 11 years. It's not a form of anything other than me being myself, '" Del Rio said.

It is noteworthy however, that Del Rio used words like 'you, ' and 'we.' Clearly drawing a line and a division between Lynch and the rest of the squad when it comes to the issue of protest. "I said, 'So you understand how I feel".

"I thought we ran the ball really well".

Raiders quarterback E.J. Manuel said Lynch's decision was "more of a personal thing" for him but said the team supports him.

He would like to have played more than one series. "I've got to wait until next week". Raiders linebackers Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith joined in early previous year, by standing through the anthem with a raised fist before a game at Tennessee.

While it was the preseason opener for Oakland, it was Arizona's second outing.

Del Rio added that the protest was a "non-issue" for him as a coach. Stanton completed the seven-play drive by hustling out of the pocket to his right and scrambling toward the sideline until he spotted tight end Troy Niklas, whom he hit for a 7-yard touchdown with 7:19 remaining in the first half. That was very tough to see. Who were the winners from Saturday's game?

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