Michael Bennett Stood During The National Anthem For The First Time In Three Years In His Debut With Cowboys On ‘MNF’

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Michael Bennett hadn’t stood during the National Anthem before an NFL game in nearly three years but today was different.

Bennett has always been vocal about his ability to protest the anthem to shed light on social justice issues.

Here’s what Bennett had to say about the matter back in 2017.

(Via CBS Sports

“I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is to make sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL,” “I think before we even negotiate anything about whether we sit or whether we stand should be a negotiation about opening up the doors for Colin Kaepernick and give him an opportunity again, because I feel like through everything that’s been lost, I think all of us are having opportunities to be able to speak to our employers, but to think about the guy who started everything not to be able to have a voice at this moment, it just doesn’t seem very right to me.”

Bennett had opted to stay in the locker room during the anthem when he was with Patriots earlier this year but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insisted that Bennett stood for the anthem when he traded for him.

Via The Star-Telegram

Bennett and the Cowboys discussed the issue before the trade was finalized and he is expected to stand.

“I’m satisfied that, in Michael, we’ve got a player who knows how we do it here with the Cowboys,” Jones said on his radio show on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday.

Cowboys Jason Garrett echoed Jones saying, “We anticipate him doing what all of our players do. We don’t anticipate that being an issue.”

Bennett kept his word with Jones and stood during tonight’s anthem in his debut with the Cowboys.

Jerry Jones doesn’t mess around.

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