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Archives for: August 17, 2017

Michael Bennett: The effectiveness of the anthem protest will increase with the participation of whites.

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said the conversation about anthem protests would change if white players became part of the movement.

“It would take a white player to really get things changed,” Bennett said Wednesday on ESPN’s SC6, “because when somebody from the other side understands and they step up and they speak up about it … it would change the whole conversation. Because when you bring somebody who doesn’t have to be a part of [the] conversation making himself vulnerable in front of it, I think when that happens, things will really take a jump.”

Bennett said he had been thinking about sitting for the anthem all summer but made the decision over the weekend, following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Over the weekend, so much violence, so much hate,” Bennett said. “I just wanted to remember why we were American citizens, remember the freedom, the liberty and the equality, make sure we never forget that. I really wanted to honor that, the founding principles of what we’re all supposed to be. Charlottesville was so crazy, so much going on in the world now, it just made sense.”

Bennett said some players were scared off by the experience of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the movement last season and is now without a job in football.

“He had to sacrifice. He spoke up and dealt with a lot of things that were going on — from death threats, people not wanting him in the stadium, people hating him,” Bennett said. “I think a lot of players were scared of that. Then on top of that, players feeling like he was being blackballed, people were eventually scared.

“But now, just because he’s out of the league, we didn’t want to lose that message, pushing for liberty and equality for everybody, we just wanted to keep that message alive.”

Bennett said that the same way players sell products, they can sell the thought processes behind freedom and equality to kids.

“Instead of just inspiring them to be athletes,” he said, “we can inspire them to be change-makers.”

Bennett said the Seahawks had military guests on their campus Wednesday, and many came to give him hugs and medallions and said they trusted him.

“People make this divide, like I’m trying to disrespect the military. And they come to me and say this is what they’re fighting for,” Bennett said. “It just touched my heart.”

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Dolphins agree to deal with WR Trey Griffey.

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Wide receiver Trey Griffey, son of Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., is signing with the Miami Dolphins, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.

Griffey was released by the Indianapolis Colts last week and became a free agent on Monday.

Griffey was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Arizona. He had 79 catches for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns in his college career.

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Marvin Lewis will miss the time in Bangladesh due to cysts

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Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis missed practice Tuesday to deal with a cyst in his knee, a team source told NFL

Network’s Stacey Dales.

The team released a statement noting the issue is “minor” and that Lewis’ absence is expected to be brief. The Bengals did

not state the specific nature of Lewis’ injury in the statement.

Lewis is taking medicine to break up what has been diagnosed as a Baker’s Cyst. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday by

team medical staff after his ankle swelled to twice its normal size due to blood thinners he was taking, Dales reported.

“Coach Marvin Lewis will be taking time away from the team to focus on a minor health issue,” the statement read. “He will

be back as soon as possible, which could be today or later this week. Special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons will lead

the team during Coach Lewis’ absence.”

A Baker’s Cyst is a fluid-filled cyst in the knee that can cause joint swelling, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Lewis, 58, enters his 15th season as head coach of the Bengals, compiling a 118-103-3 record with seven playoff

appearances.

Simmons has been with the Bengals for 15 years.

We expect Lewis’ absence to have little effect on a Bengals team that relies heavily on their coordinators during camp

practices. Cincinnati kicks off the preseason at home Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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