Michael Bennett is perhaps the most interesting interview among all NFL players, but this season he plans to make some noise not with what he says, but what he does. Or, perhaps more accurately, what he doesn’t do.
Bennett sat during the national anthem before Sunday’s preseason opener against the LA Chargers, and he told the media after the game that he plans to sit during the anthem for the whole season.
Bennett says plans to sit for anthem for entire season. Says he wants to use his platform to stand up for what he believes in.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 14, 2017
Michael Bennett says he's going to continue to sit during national anthems all #Seahawks' season. Says he appreciates he has team's support— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 14, 2017
Bennett, who has a book in the works that will talk about race called “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable,” is aware of the type of attention this brought to Colin Kaepernick last season, but is ready for it.
Michael Bennett made it clear he knows he will be criticized for sitting today for national anthem. But he is willing to be "vulnerable"— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 14, 2017
Bennett’s father is a U.S. Army veteran and he says that he wants people to understand that he loves the military. “But I don’t love segregation. I don’t love riots. I don’t love oppression. I don’t love gender slander. And I just want to see people have equality that they deserve.”
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