Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem at Raiders' Preseason Game

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem at Raiders' Preseason Game

"And I mean, if you're really not racist, then you're going to see what he's done, what he's doing, [not] as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have". However, coach Jack Del Rio has already spoken with Lynch and confirmed that the matter was a "non-issue", according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair.

Lynch made news, however, by sitting on a cooler on the sideline during the singing of the national anthem.

Taking an apparent cue from Colin Kaepernick's oft-criticized protests from the 2016 season, Lynch ate a banana and did not stand in alignment with his teammates.

Lynch has talked to the media once since he came out of retirement and was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks last spring, and that was in the offseason program.

Lynch was gone from the locker room by the time reporters arrived.

None of Oakland's biggest names ever stepped onto the field, including quarterback Derek Carr, running back Marshawn Lynch, wide receiver Amari Cooper or linebacker Khalil Mack, the NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year. It's not a form of anything other than me being myself.' I said, so you understand how I feel, I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I will respect you as a man.

Raiders quarterback E.J. Lynch did not play in the National Football League last season. Raiders linebackers Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith joined in early previous year, by standing through the anthem with a raised fist before a game at Tennessee.

Lynch told Del Rio he has being sitting forever.

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