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Steelers’ Stephon Tuitt: “I’m Not Kneeling For The Flag”

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt went on Twitter on Monday and expressed his concern with athletes only worrying about public perception and also said he would not be kneeling for the National Anthem as earlier in the the off-season his teammate Cameron Heyward said the team would protest in unity.

The key here is it’ll be interesting to see what his teammates and other athletes say about this. I am not here to offer any political opinion. HOWEVER, I am a starch believer that if he believes in something he should do what he thinks is right. And it’s a shame that during these times you can get ridiculed for exercising your own rights. It’s absurd. If the man feels a certain way he should be able to do that. He feels it’s powerful to stand and respect the national anthem and for him to actually come out and say it during times where he could get ridiculed is courageous and he should be applauded for that.

In six games last year, Tuitt finished with 22 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He missed the final 10 games of the season after tearing his pectoral.

 

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