Professional Sports (2019)

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American Heroes: Professional Sports
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2019
Select: NFL
Name
Protest Date
Significant Notes
National Football League
Preseason

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

August 9, 2018

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

August 9, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.
  • Protested during the 2017 season as well, though not its entirety.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

August 9, 2018

Telvin Smith

Jacksonville Jaguars

August 9, 2018

Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

August 9, 2018

Jalen Ramsey

Jacksonville Jaguars

August 9, 2018

T.J. Yeldon

Jacksonville Jaguars

August 9, 2018

Malcolm Jenkins

Philadelphia Eagles

August 9, 2018

De’Vante Bausby

Philadelphia Eagles

August 9, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

August 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Resumed his protests from the 2017 season, though in slightly different form. He remained seated during the anthem for the duration of the 2017 season.

Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

August 9, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.
  • Resumes protest from the 2017 season where he’d knelt during the national anthem beginning in October 2017 and continued to do so for its entirety.

A.J. Francis

New York Giants

August 9, 2018

  • Raised fist at the end of the anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

August 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Continued protest conducted for a short period during the 2016 season, and during most of the 2017 season.
  • Stated that the basis of his protest is the racial injustice and police brutality in America, but decided not to kneel or sit this year.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

August 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Continued protest conducted for most of the 2017 season. Stated that he will not stand during a ritual which does not reflect what he believes in.

Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

August 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Continued protest conducted for most of the 2017 season.

Marshawn Lynch

Oakland Raiders

August 10, 2018

  • Remained seated during the national anthem.
  • Continues demonstration from the 2017 season where Lynch protested for its entire duration.

Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos

August 11, 2018

  • Remained off the field during the national anthem.
  • Resumed protest conducted for limited periods during both the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

August 11, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Engaged in a protest during the anthem on September 24, 2017, along with hundreds of other players, following President Donald Trump’s offensive comments on player protests during a rally on September 22, 2017.

Russell Okung

Los Angeles Chargers

August 11, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.
  • Resumes protest which he’d commenced in October of the 2017 season, and continued for its duration. Also last season, Okung wrote a letter published on the Player’s Tribune website urging his fellow players to organize themselves in opposition to owners’ attempts to force them to stand during the anthem.

Malcolm Jenkins

Philadelphia Eagles

August 16, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Changed posture from the previous week where he raised a fist during the anthem.

De’Vante Bausby

Philadelphia Eagles

August 16, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Changed posture from the previous week where he raised a fist during the anthem.

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

August 16, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

August 17, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

August 17, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos

August 18, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

August 18, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Russell Okung

Los Angeles Chargers

August 18, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

August 18, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

August 18, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

August 18, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

August 18, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Telvin Smith

Jacksonville Jaguars

August 18, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Malcolm Jenkins

Philadelphia Eagles

August 23, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

August 23, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos

August 24, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

August 24, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Addressed criticism of his decision to remain off of the field during the national anthem, citing racism and injustice as the bases of his decision.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

August 25, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

August 25, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Marshawn Lynch

Oakland Raiders

August 25, 2018

  • Remained seated during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

August 25, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Jalen Ramsey

Jacksonville Jaguars

August 25, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Was suspended last week for reasons unrelated to protest during the national anthem.

Telvin Smith

Jacksonville Jaguars

August 25, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

August 30, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

August 30, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

August 30, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Malcolm Jenkins

Philadelphia Eagles

August 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

August 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos

August 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

August 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Marshawn Lynch

Oakland Raiders

August 30, 2018

  • Remained seated during the national anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

August 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

August 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

August 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
Week 1

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

September 6, 2018

  • This demonstration was rather ambiguous as Bennett walked around during the anthem, and sat down towards the end. Given his cery clear protests during the anthem throughout last season and even during the preseason, we will err on the side of protest.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

September 9, 2018

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

September 9, 2018

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

September 9, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos

September 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

September 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

September 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

September 9, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

September 9, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Russell Okung

Los Angeles Chargers

September 9, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Marshawn Lynch

Oakland Raiders

September 10, 2018

  • Remained seated during the national anthem.
Week 2

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

September 16, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.
  • Stills noted that he will continue to protest, stating that activism is not something one starts and then quit.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

September 16, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

September 16, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

September 16, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Russell Okung

Los Angeles Chargers

September 16, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

September 16, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos

September 16, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

September 16, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Marshawn Lynch

Oakland Raiders

September 16, 2018

  • Remained seated during the national anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

September 17, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

September 17, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
Week 3

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

September 23, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

September 23, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

September 23, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

September 23, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Russell Okung

Los Angeles Chargers

September 23, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

September 23, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

September 23, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
Week 4

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

September 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

September 30, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

September 30, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

September 30, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

September 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

September 30, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

September 30, 2018

Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

September 30, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.
Week 5

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

October 7, 2018

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

October 7, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

October 7, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

October 7, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles

October 7, 2018

  • Remained seated during the national anthem.
  • This is a change from his previous protest method this season, which was to remain off of the field.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

October 7, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

October 7, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

October 7, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
Week 6

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

October 14, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.
  • Reid noted that it was important for him to empower Black people. Some and fans players stated that they felt proud and emboldened to have Reid in their locker room.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

October 14, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

October 14, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

October 14, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

October 15, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.
Week 7

Russell Okung

Los Angeles Chargers

October 21, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

October 21, 2018

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

October 21, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

October 21, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

October 21, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.
Week 8

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

October 25, 2018

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

October 28, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

October 28, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

October 28, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

October 28, 2018

Week 9

Kayla Morris

San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush

November 1, 2018

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

November 4, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

November 4, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

November 4, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.
Week 10

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

November 8, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

November 11, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Albert Wilson

Miami Dolphins

November 11, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Robert Quinn

Miami Dolphins

November 11, 2018

  • Raised fist during the national anthem.

Kayla Morris

San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush

November 12, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.
Week 11

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

November 18, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.
  • Teams that generally include protesters were on a bye this week, incl the Miami Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers.
Week 12

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

November 25, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.

Duane Brown

Seattle Seahawks

November 25, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Returned to demonstrating during the anthem after refraining from doing so for two weeks in honor of Salute to Service games.

Quinton Jefferson

Seattle Seahawks

November 25, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Returned to demonstrating during the anthem after refraining from doing so for two weeks in honor of Salute to Service games.

Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

November 25, 2018

  • Remained off of the field during the national anthem.
  • Returned to demonstrating during the anthem after refraining from doing so for two weeks in honor of Salute to Service games.
Week 13

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

December 2, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.
Week 14

Eric Reid

Carolina Panthers

December 9, 2018

  • Knelt during the national anthem.