Cleveland Browns players get in on the kneeling during the National Anthem

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Feel free to take a knee all you want, boys. I’ll feel free to boycott another NFL season.

From UPI: Eleven Cleveland Browns players knelt during the national anthem prior to the Monday night preseason game against the New York Giants in Cleveland.

The 11 players knelt in a circle behind the Browns bench, and five other Browns players stood nearby with a hand on a kneeling teammate’s shoulder in an apparent sign of support.

The 11 players who knelt were tight end Seth DeValve (base salary $540,000), running back Duke Johnson Jr. (base salary $642,500), running back Terrence Magee (base salary $615,000), safety Jabrill Peppers (base salary $465,000 plus $1,415,361 signing bonus), safety Calvin Pryor (base salary $1,587,716), cornerback Jamar Taylor (base salary $2,500,000), receiver Kenny Britt (base salary $4,000,000), receiver Ricardo Louis (base salary $540,000), linebacker Chris Kirksey (base salary $3,797,000 plus $1,365,625 signing bonus), linebacker Jamie Collins (base salary $4,750,000 plus $1,250,000 signing bonus), and running back Isaiah Crowell (base salary $2,746,000). Crowell was not in uniform.

The five who stood alongside the circle were punter Britton Colquitt (base salary $1,650,000), cornerback Jason McCourty (base salary $1,500,000 plus $625,000 signing bonus), quarterback DeShone Kizer (base salary $465,000 plus $434,712 signing bonus), defensive tackle Trevon Coley (base salary $465,000) and offensive tackle Shon Coleman (base salary $568,000 plus $196,884 signing bonus).

The Browns issued a statement that read, “As an organization, we have a profound respect for our country’s National Anthem, flag and the servicemen and servicewomen in the United States and abroad. We feel it’s important for our team to join in this great tradition and special moment of recognition, at the same time we also respect the great liberties afforded by our country, including the freedom of personal expression.”

None of the Giants players knelt during the national anthem.

According to SB Nation:

After the game, Kirksey said the players were “praying over their country.” (Remember the controversy when Tim Tebow prayed? SMH.)

“We’re not protesting. We’re not doing anything like that,” Carr said, via the Los Angeles Times. “What we wanted to do is show all the kids that look up to me, look up to him that white kids, black kids, brown kids, blue, green — it doesn’t matter — can all be loving to each other. And that’s what me and Khalil are. We’re best friends, and we love one another.”

Kizer didn’t join in the prayer but said he saw “an opportunity with my guys, to support them,” by standing with them during the anthem. He then turned the focus back to winning by saying, “Right now we gotta make sure football is about football, not about making a bunch of statements.”

DCG

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36 responses to “Cleveland Browns players get in on the kneeling during the National Anthem

  1. You can take them out of the jungle but you can’t take the jungle out of them. I seriously doubt any of the black protesting fools has ever worn a uniform from any branch of the U.S. Military!

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  2. Somebody has to replace the losses from “immigration”. Why not them?

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  3. Is there even one thinking mind-of-his own among the 11?

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  4. Guess they were all praying the narcs wouldn’t check out their lockers.

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  5. They better start saving their money, give up the BMWs, the ROLEXs, in case there’s a boycott and the teams “cut down” players, however those boys can join forces and help BUILD THE WALL. When their contracts run out, kick their asses by not RENEWING THE CONTRACT. The millions of dollars paid to them come from the FANS that stand in attention when the National ANTHEM is played. Those players are the ungrateful Americans!

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  6. Hey Guys, no one said you had to KNEEL
    down and WORSHIP the National Anthem and the flag. We HONOR the National Anthem and our country’s flag by standing respectfully.

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  7. “We’re not protesting. We’re not doing anything like that,” Carr said, via the Los Angeles Times. “What we wanted to do is show all the kids that look up to me, look up to him that white kids, black kids, brown kids, blue, green — it doesn’t matter — can all be loving to each other. And that’s what me and Khalil are. ”
    That’s the absolute POOREST excuse for their bad behavior I’ve ever heard. What DRIVEL!! How stupid do they think we ARE??

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  8. I do not understand why this is such a big deal. Kneeling has always been associated with an act of veneration. In fact, traditionally, kneeling is a greater reverence than kneeling.

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  9. You kneel during the National Anthem so when people start bad mouthing you, you just claim ‘We were Praying!” If you had been praying and people bad mouthed you , what would have said what then ??? Lame excuse for not standing during the National Anthem. Have the BALLS to stand up for your convictions and tell the truth!!!!!

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    • David . . . Amen to that! The fact that they have to “lie” about what was going on while they “took the knee” . . . tells us all we need to know about their adherence to their cause. They seem to want to “act out” but don’t want others to find their actions offensive. It’s time for fans to abandon the NFL, or at least any team that has players who “take the knee” while the National Anthem is being played.

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  10. Seth DeValve (tight end) and Britton Colquitt (punter) become first white players to kneel […]

    Source –

    Two white players join Cleveland Browns in NFL’s largest anthem protest

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/21/cleveland-browns-national-anthem-protest-giants

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  11. The Browns won a single game last season — the second-to-last one:
    http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2016/REG/Browns
    I’m actually amazed the Chargers lost their game with them.
    God bless ’em. They need it. Their new coach deserves better.

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  12. The NFL and some of it’s players have made ‘The Game of Football’ a political movement, therefore, the NFL’s tax exempt statist should be remove ASAP.
    Millionaires and billionaires need to start paying their fair share like the fans that still support such behavior.

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  13. Ingrates all.

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  14. VFW Strongsville 3345 decided to take a stand against its hometown team…

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  15. You guys picked the wrong time to kneel and you did not say a thing about praying. You were wrong in doing that and we the fans like our flag and national anthem. Would prefer you show respect for all that have fought to give you the right to play. I love my flag and have many around my home. People died for that flag, grow up and act responsible, please.

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