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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What's the story here? At least he stood and didn't kneel.
Reply4 months
Non story
Reply4 months
They are going to make it out of a story.
4 months
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.
Reply4 months
A junior high kid would be observant enough to see literally everybody else in line somewhere else and then adjust. Next excuse, James.
4 months
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.
4 months
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.
4 months
It's actually not that interesting.
Reply4 months
In other news, Bill Belicheck loves strawberries. Brady doesn't. Is this the end of the champion's run???!!!
Reply4 months
I see where Belichick installed thermometers in the Bill's tunnel yesterday just to let the Bills know how cold it was yesterday. lol
4 months
Now you have bitches mad even when a guy is standing because of where he's standing??? Pussies have taken over this country. WTF
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So why not walk up and get in line?
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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.
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He is the oldest defensive player in the game. You think he just didn't know where to stand? Come on man
4 months
I’m a “f the kneelers” crowd but don’t see anything wrong with this. New team, first game.
4 months
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.
4 months
He's just collecting his thoughts of how he's going to get to the QB
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New guy who wasn't brought up to speed is what it looks like to me
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walking papers if he knelt.
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so what?
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km
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Just another spoiled thug . RIP NFL.
Reply4 months
Did he not pass the initiation ritual?
Reply4 months
Look at all these snowflakes melting. SMH
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Look at all these snowflakes melting. SMH
Reply4 months
It was his first game with the Patriots. There is really nothing to do this. He had 2 sacks in the game.
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Fake news. No story here.
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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).
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Wrong! NFL rules state a player should stand and put his right hand his heart. USAF!!! GEAUX TIGERS!!!
4 months
Traitor!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #AnthemsMatter #FlagToo
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