Marshawn Lynch Sits Through National Anthem At Raiders Preseason Game

Raiders vs Cardinals Book Cover

Raiders vs Cardinals Book Cover

In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn't play a down.

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on a cooler next to the bench during the playing of the national anthem in the team's preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult' (GOOG)
Another echoed Damore's criticisms: "I am a moderately conservative Googler, and I am and have been scared to share my beliefs. What is leadership doing to ensure Googlers like me feel *invited and accepted*, not just tolerated or safe from angry mobs?"

USA Today photographer Mark Rebilas captured the image of Lynch sitting behind the rest of his teammates ahead of their contest against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent after notably sitting during the national anthem last season. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said postgame that he was "surprised" by Lynch's decision.

Wenger provides update on Sanchez situation
Arsenal have signed two players so far this summer as they prepare to try and challenge for the Premier League title this season. The former Barcelona forward sat out Arsenal's season-opening 4-3 win over Leicester City on Friday due to an abdominal strain.

Lynch was gone from the locker room by the time reporters arrived. "You do your thing".

"So, it's a non-issue for me".

Trump says "military option" possible in Venezuela
According to Suarez, the USA military option in Venezuela could be carried out under the pretext of a "humanitarian intervention". President Trump on Friday refused to rule out a US military intervention in Venezuela , where civil strife has turned violent.

Quarterback E.J. Manuel said he didn't know Lynch hadn't stood for the anthem. But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing. "I can't really comment on it too much". He's among the most dominant running backs of the past decade, a Super Bowl victor, and returned from retirement this year to play for his hometown Raiders. On ProFootballTalk.com, a hive of National Football League fandom where comments come via anonymous usernames, Lynch was met with considerably more ridicule-and was called an "imbecile", "classless", and a "sad excuse for a human being". I missed a long one to Jaron (Brown) and wanted to kind of redeem myself. "I've got to wait until next week". Raiders linebackers Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith joined in early past year, by standing through the anthem with a raised fist before a game at Tennessee.

Recommended News

  • Anna Paquin's breasts air on BBC News at Ten

    Anna Paquin's breasts air on BBC News at Ten

    The True Blood actress became a hot topic on social media after a news video accidentally displayed her breasts to audiences. True Blood co-stars Stephen Moyer, Evan Rachel Wood and Robert Kazinsky also tweeted about the incident.
    Southampton's scoring woes continue in 0-0 draw vs Swansea

    Southampton's scoring woes continue in 0-0 draw vs Swansea

    Naturally, Pellegrino isn't fully satisfied with the performance, as he relayed to the Southampton media team . Pellegrino's comments came after his Southampton tenure kicked off with a stalemate against Swansea.
    Guam residents warned about nuke blast if North Korea attacks

    Guam residents warned about nuke blast if North Korea attacks

    Trump tweeted Friday: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". Trump by name. "Things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?"
  • Netflix reportedly in talks to keep streaming Marvel, Lucasfilm movies

    Netflix reportedly in talks to keep streaming Marvel, Lucasfilm movies

    It will include about 10,000 regional and national events in baseball, hockey, tennis, and college sports in its first year. Fluent says 56 percent of all US households now pay for at least one streaming service, and 43 percent pay for Netflix .
    Bryce Harper injures left knee, leaves game

    Bryce Harper injures left knee, leaves game

    But, when Harper hit first base, his left leg slipped on the bag, causing his knee to shoot straight back. Harper lunged toward first base and appeared to slide on the bag, hyperextending his left leg.
    NASA announces television coverage for August  21 solar eclipse

    NASA announces television coverage for August 21 solar eclipse

    If the skies do not cooperate for us here, try a livestream of the eclipse from https://www. nasa .gov/eclipselive for example. They wrote, "It has been almost 100 years since a total eclipse has moved from coast to coast across the #United States".
  • Mariners' lefty James Paxton leaves game with injury

    Mariners' lefty James Paxton leaves game with injury

    The Seattle Mariners placed starting pitcher James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left pectoral muscle. Erasmo Ramirez gave up just an unearned run on three hits over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision.
    When does PGA Championship 2017 Third Round start?

    When does PGA Championship 2017 Third Round start?

    For McIlroy to have a chance to win, he must be aggressively knocking at the door on top of the PGA Championship leaderboard . The grouping of Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner and Jimmy Walker combined to shoot 23 over par during the first two rounds.
    Young players in spotlight as Phillies host Mets

    Young players in spotlight as Phillies host Mets

    Conforto stayed hot and blew the game open in the seventh with an opposite-field, three-run homer off the foul pole in left. Mets starter Seth Lugo gave up five runs and eight hits, striking out a career-best eight in 51/3 innings.
  • Blues Reportedly Preparing 2nd Danny Drinkwater Bid

    Blues Reportedly Preparing 2nd Danny Drinkwater Bid

    However, the Foxes are ready to dig their heels in and demand the £40m Chelsea received from Manchester United for Nemanja Matic.
    Chris Brown Commented on Rihanna's Sizzling Instagram Pics

    Chris Brown Commented on Rihanna's Sizzling Instagram Pics

    This evening, the "Diamonds" singer debuted her new hairstyle on Instagram, and she used one of those popular features. Chris Brown's ex, Karrueche Tran , has reacted to the singer's comment on Rihanna's sizzling bejewelled bikini photo .
    Federer on track for fourth Montreal title

    Federer on track for fourth Montreal title

    But Federer got his act together and won the next two sets to take the match. "I have mixed feelings on that", he said. Shapovalov started out looking low on energy despite the encouragement of the packed centre court crowd.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.