This was interesting. In James Harrison's Sunday debut with the New England Patriots after getting released by the Steelers this week, he stood alone on the sidelines during the National Anthem...

Hmm...wonder what's that about.
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He explained it after the game. He said that he was unfamiliar with how the Pats aligned for the Anthem and that has always stood directly in front of the bench in the past.
Reply19 days
A junior high kid would be observant enough to see literally everybody else in line somewhere else and then adjust. Next excuse, James.
19 days
So, you make a demonstration based on something you believe in, and then you lie/deny it when someone asks? It almost makes a mockery of the original cause. In either case, it's time to just do your job or walk out.
19 days
bbesse - what is the belief that he is demonstrating for? He's stood for the anthem all year, so it's not the typical "millionaire white knighting poor people or racial injustice" cause.
19 days
Non story
Reply19 days
They are going to make it out of a story.
19 days
So why not walk up and get in line?
Reply19 days
Traitor!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #AnthemsMatter #FlagToo
Reply19 days
so what?
Reply19 days
In other news, Bill Belicheck loves strawberries. Brady doesn't. Is this the end of the champion's run???!!!
Reply19 days
I see where Belichick installed thermometers in the Bill's tunnel yesterday just to let the Bills know how cold it was yesterday. lol
19 days
What's the story here? At least he stood and didn't kneel.
Reply19 days
New guy who wasn't brought up to speed is what it looks like to me
Reply19 days
He's just collecting his thoughts of how he's going to get to the QB
Reply19 days
It’s funny how the “F the kneelers!!!” crowd is jumping down his throat. He could easily just be a new guy and veteran on a team where he didn’t know where to stand. We’ve all had those moments in our lives where we’re focused on other things and just brain fart in the moment, ending up out of place or position.
Reply19 days
He is the oldest defensive player in the game. You think he just didn't know where to stand? Come on man
18 days
I’m a “f the kneelers” crowd but don’t see anything wrong with this. New team, first game.
18 days
Yeah you're right he's protesting the anthem by standing at attention with his new team. I just find it funny that people complain about the politics in their sports, yet find a way to inject it in any scenario they see fit.
18 days
Now you have bitches mad even when a guy is standing because of where he's standing??? Pussies have taken over this country. WTF
Reply19 days
It's actually not that interesting.
Reply18 days
Who cares what NFL players do? Just play the game you are highly paid to do.
Reply18 days
This wasn’t a protest. I’m pretty sure he was pretty vocal last year when Kap started this shite that he would kick anyone’s arse on the Steelers that knelt.
Reply18 days
Yea that was a fake quote
18 days
Standing with your wrists crossed is being respectful to the Anthem, no different than standing with your hand on your heart (This is the Anthem not the Pledge).
Reply18 days
Wrong! NFL rules state a player should stand and put his right hand his heart. USAF!!! GEAUX TIGERS!!!
18 days
Fake news. No story here.
Reply18 days
It was his first game with the Patriots. There is really nothing to do this. He had 2 sacks in the game.
Reply18 days
Did he not pass the initiation ritual?
Reply18 days
Look at all these snowflakes melting. SMH
Reply18 days
Look at all these snowflakes melting. SMH
Reply18 days
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