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NFL Anthem Protests: 6 Players from 3 Teams Protest in Week 3

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | September 24, 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Former San Francisco Giants quarterback Colin Kaepernick is credited with starting the NFL anthem protests. (Screenshot)

Six players from three teams protested during the playing of the National Anthem before their games in the third week of the 2018 National Football League (NFL) season.

Two players knelt, two raised fists and two boycotted the Anthem, USA Today reports:

  • Los Angeles Chargers (1): Left tackle Russell Okung raised a fist in protest during the anthem.
  • Seattle Seahawks (2): Offensive tackle Duane Brown and defensive Quinton Jefferson boycotted the Anthem by staying in the locker room while it played.
  • Miami Dolphins (3): Receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee and defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist during the National Anthem.

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