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Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

13 August 2017, 03:54 | Charlene Valdez

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Oakland Raiders Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Marshawn Lynch didn't play Saturday night, but he did make a statement in his return to an National Football League game field.

The 31-year-old Lynch came out of retirement when he was acquired by the Raiders in April after spending five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was unaware of Lynch's intention to sit but said he spoke with the veteran rusher after the game.

Last year, when Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest sparked a national controversy, Lynch was out of the NFL and therefore wasn't in position to either sit, stand, or lock arms with teammates, as Lynch's former team did. "I said, 'So you understand how I feel, I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I'm gonna respect you as a man".


"On Marshawn, talked to Marshawn trying to make sure we're on the same page", Del Rio said. "You do your thing, and we'll do ours.' So that's a non-issue for me".

Lynch's locker was cleared by the time the media was permitted in the postgame locker room Saturday night, per multiple reporters.

It's possible that Lynch has skipped the anthem in some settings, but Del Rio's statement made it sound like Lynch has consistently sat out the anthem throughout his career.

Kaepernick remains an unsigned free agent.

"I'd rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered", Lynch said of Kaepernick.



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