Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks was one of three Green Bay Packers who sat for the National Anthem on Sunday. He was joined by tight end Martellus Bennett and cornerback Kevin King.
After, Kendricks released a statement saying that he sat to draw attention to the situation in Puerto Rico, where his wife is from.
On Monday, Kendricks said no Packers will be sitting for the Anthem in the future.
“I guess the good thing that’s come out of it going forward is — we talked about it (Monday) in the team meeting — us as players are just going to lock arms and all stand together. If there are police officers or military who want to stand with us and join arms, as well, I think Marty has a statement that he’s going to release. He’s even going to encourage the fans to join arms to just kind of show unity and kind of just promote peace. Just everybody be on the same level — just positivity, positive energy and just go from there.”
That will surely make some people happy. Plenty of people have gotten bent out of shape because players sat and because the organization supported them.
Those people don’t believe in free speech, as far as we’re concerned.
But great. We’ll all be able to rest easy now and no one will be offended.