According to the Associated Press, at least 15 players were involved in some level of protest.
In a game versus the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, linebacker Eli Harold and receiver Marquise Goodwin kneeled during the anthem.
Philadelphia Eagles safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised their fists during the anthem. Defensive end Chris Long put an arm on Jenkins. Giants injured defensive end Oliver Vernon took a knee.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed off the field during the anthem.
The backlash against the NFL is at a fever pitch, as more Americans are rejecting the league each week. Stadium attendance is lower than usual, and the television ratings on Sundays are down in double digit numbers.
Earlier today, DML News reported that legendary sportscaster, Vin Scully announced he will never watch another NFL game for as long as the protests continue. See video.
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