Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the national anthem, a protest amplified later Sunday when four Miami Dolphins kneeled on the sideline with hands on their hearts as "The Star Spangled Banner" played in Seattle.
The protests were inspired by San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick , the first NFL player who chose to sit and take a knee during the anthem in preseason games to call attention to what he termed the oppression of blacks and other minorities.
"I chose to get involved to see if I could create change, raise awareness. And I want to make it clear that there is no disrespect to...
Helmets are lined up on the sideline as the Miami Dolphins warm up on the first day of practice at Miami Dolphins Training Camp in Davie