Stories tagged: National Anthem
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Michael Bennett, all Seahawks stand for anthem before game against Arizona
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has pledged to remain seated for the national anthem before every game this year, and a number of his teammates have joined him.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Papa John’s cites NFL controversy in weak pizza sales growth
Sales growth at Papa John’s is slowing, and the pizza chain is blaming it on the outcry surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Texans owner apologizes again; attempts to explain comment
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has released a second apology and is attempting to explain his comments, a day after a report revealed that he said “we can’t have the …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Opera diva who sang for soldiers to Camp Lewis scheduled for Spokane show
Opera diva Alma Gluck made a stop at Camp Lewis on the way to Spokane — and sang for a crowd of 10,000 soldiers. In fact, the soldiers at the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Roger Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy
The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Legal experts split on if NFL can punish for anthem protests
Jerry Jones may want to bench Dallas Cowboys players who don’t stand for the national anthem, but NFL owners could find themselves facing a First Amendment lawsuit if they punish …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Trump: ‘About time’ NFL demands players stand during anthem
President Donald Trump says “it is about time” that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demands “that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY.”
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Houston teen says she was expelled for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance
For months, India Landry’s act of civil disobedience of sitting during her high school class’s Pledge of Allegiance attracted little fanfare, according to a lawsuit filed by her mother, Kizzy …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Anthem has been a channel for protests since song’s origins
When football players kneel during the national anthem, Mark Clague sees the continuation of a tradition as old as the song itself.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Trump tweets anew about NFL players, national anthem protest
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Saturday night stoked the controversy over his call for punitive action against NFL players who take a knee or otherwise protest during the national …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Police director faces investigation after NFL protest post
The Michigan State Police says an internal investigation will determine whether the agency’s director will be disciplined for sharing a Facebook post that called some NFL players “anti-American degenerates.”
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t judge athletes who don’t stand for anthem
Two NASCAR team owners who said they would fire employees who do not stand for the national anthem do not speak for the sport, star driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. said …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Adam Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthem
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he expects players to stand for the national anthem, which is a league rule.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Roger Goodell met with owners and players on anthem on Tuesday
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a round-table meeting with roughly 25 owners, league executives and players on Tuesday night to discuss the national anthem demonstrations.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Poll: Americans split on NFL player protests
A new poll shows Americans are almost evenly split on whether it is appropriate for NFL players to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial discrimination.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Teams return to practice, unity displays still in focus
NFL teams returned to practice Wednesday as some conversations turned to football. Not all. The operative topic remained the demonstrations of unity each team showed last weekend in response to …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Trump to NFL: Change or business is ‘going to go to hell’
President Donald Trump has a new message for the NFL – change or business is, in his words, “going to go to hell.” Trump says the league is in what …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL
President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama – personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Tom Brady on Trump: ‘I certainly disagree with what he said’
When the time came for the national anthem Sunday, one of the biggest questions of the day concerned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
NFL’s top sponsors stay quiet after Trump call for boycott
As NFL owners and players rushed to defend their right to protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s criticism, one group of stakeholders has remained largely silent — the …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
As more teams take the knee, Seahawks, Titans sit out anthem in unified protest
President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as more than …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Keillor: Of thee they sing, with feeling
The flag is the flag and hurray for it but the sight of it is not so moving as being in a crowd singing about the rockets’ red glare, the …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
Cleveland Browns to join police, military in pregame show of unity
The Cleveland Browns will take the field on Sunday with some area police and firefighters in a pregame show of unity.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Seahawks’ Michael Bennett sits for anthem to ‘speak out on injustice’
Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem prior to the team’s preseason opener against the Chargers on Sunday night.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Couch Slouch suffering from ‘anthem fatigue’
Nobody – including myself – wants to hear me weigh in on this national anthem business. But, during a misspent adolescence and an even more misspent post-adolescence watching untold, inconsequential …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 8:46 p.m.
NFL notes: Vinatieri sets record with 43 straight made FGs
Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has another record to his credit.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Ginsburg calls anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is calling the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful.”
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
NFL season opens with 9/11 patriotism and protests in Seattle, Kansas City
Across the NFL, as the first Sunday of the regular began with 11 games at 1 p.m., the focus was on patriotism and a solemn observance of the 15th anniversary …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Soccer star Rapinoe kneels during national anthem
U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign’s game against the Chicago Red Stars “in a little nod” to NFL quarterback Colin …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
Nick Canepa: 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick exercising his rights
Colin Kaepernick is not Rosa Parks. He can sit in the front of the bus now. But he’s taking the ride he wanted.