Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem vs. Cardinals

Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks

"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".

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio didn't know he was going to do that.

Lynch was not in the National Football League during Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest against racism and police brutality last season but has previously expressed his opinion on Kaepernick's action.

The ex-Seattle running back, who came out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders, sat on an orange cooler with his arms resting on his knees, while others around him stood. The coach said he spoke to Lynch and was told this is nothing new for the running back.

The Oakland Raiders played their first preseason game of the year on Saturday evening, but the outcome and players' performances won't be the dominant storyline that emerges. "He said, 'This is something I've done for 11 years". You do your thing and we'll do ours.

U.S. destroyer in South China Sea called 'provocation' by Beijing
Today's operation will likely complicate Donald Trump 's hopes to persuade China to help rein in North Korea's nuclear programmes. A US Navy destroyer recently sailed near Mischief Reef in the disputed South China Sea in a freedom of navigation operation.

"Obviously, we all support Marshawn because he's part of our team, but I think that is more of a personal thing", Manuel said.

Phil Dawson connected on both extra-point attempts and added a 28-yard field goal, but Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski missed on a 51-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter that was partially blocked by Cardinals defensive tackle Josh Mauro.

Lynch told Del Rio he has being sitting forever. Lynch, who was retired for the 2016 season, suited up but didn't take the field against the Arizona Cardinals.

"It was my decision", Del Rio said.

Related News:

  • Wenger gives updates on new Arsenal deal for Alexis Sanchez

    Wenger gives updates on new Arsenal deal for Alexis Sanchez

    At the moment, negotiations are going on, but it appears as if both club and player are having a hard time coming to a new deal. Manchester United , Manchester City , and Chelsea have spent millions of pounds in just a few weeks to boost their squad.
    Bautista Agut in marathon win over Monfils at Rogers Cup; Schwartzman advances

    Bautista Agut in marathon win over Monfils at Rogers Cup; Schwartzman advances

    Haase will face the victor between second-seeded Roger Federer and Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals on Saturday. Spain's David Ferrer , 35, was a perennial top-10 player until he began to drop in the rankings previous year .
    Canadian Army Builds Tents for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US

    Canadian Army Builds Tents for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US

    Canada's CBC News said authorities have struggled in recent weeks to handle the influx of asylum seekers at Roxham Road. The same could happen in Canada if an asylum seeker's claim is rejected.
  • Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers

    Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers

    Berrios may be struggling while Zimmerman has been okay lately, but I don't trust Zimmerman to lead the Tigers to a win today. His heroics were on display once again Saturday night as he carried the Tigers to a 12-11 walk off victory over the Twins.

    TSX falls 0.94% as oil drops, geopolitical tensions rise

    The S&P hasn't moved more than 0.5 percent in one day since July and has fallen more than 1 percent only twice this year. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 1.06 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.17 percent.
    Bryce Harper Helped Off Field After Suffering Scary Knee Injury

    Bryce Harper Helped Off Field After Suffering Scary Knee Injury

    He immediately grabbed his left knee while falling to the ground and writhed in pain behind first base. Harper fell to the ground and held his left knee for several minutes after making the second out.
  • Wall Street finished a hard  week on a high note

    Wall Street finished a hard week on a high note

    The Russian dollar-traded index RTS was down 1.49 percent, and ruble-traded MICEX fell 1.29 percent by midday. They have soared over 2 percent in the previous two sessions, and are set for a weekly gain of 2.25 percent.

    Equities fall on rising tension between US & North Korea

    Penney slumped 24.4 percent to a record low after the retailer reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss. The Straits Times Index sank 1.31 per cent or 43.52 points to 3,279.72, down 1.4 per cent for the week.
    Anna Paquin 'claims' the breasts seen on BBC News At Ten

    Anna Paquin 'claims' the breasts seen on BBC News At Ten

    Furthermore, she also made fun of the news channel's statement that they are going to look into the matter, wondering what that could possibly mean.
  • 'Injured' Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign

    'Injured' Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign

    Craig Shakespeare's efforts to guide Leicester to stability last season earned him the job on a permanent basis. And, keeping in mind the vast expenditure, great matches and huge disappointments are to come.

    Sales of gold bars rising amid rising tension on peninsular

    Japan is the world's biggest creditor country and there is an assumption that investors there will repatriate funds in a crisis. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 36 cents to $48.23 per barrel on the on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
    Flawless Federer cruises into the semifinals

    Flawless Federer cruises into the semifinals

    I don't know how much Rafa cares about the year-end number one or if he just cares about getting back to it for a short while. When the new world rankings come out on Monday he will be 67th in the world and the youngest player in the top 100.


Most liked

Stocks Regain Ground But Still Close Lower For The Week
The Labor Department said its consumer price index inched up by 0.1% in July after coming in unchanged in June. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 10 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,399.

People in Guam unfazed by threat of nuclear war by North Korea
The Australian government failed to respond to questions regarding preparations for a nuclear attack from North Korea. Instead, it has been testing missiles at an unprecedented pace and threatening to launch some of those toward Guam.

Live cricket score, India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2, Pallekele
In between, he did return to the Gentlemen's arena for the ODI series against West Indies, and proved impressive too. At times, the pacers received unexpected movement into the batsmen, a worrying sign for the coming days.

Will North Korea rain on Wall Street's endless summer?
The dollar was down 0.53 per cent against the yen at ¥109.48 (RM4.30), after briefly dropping as low as ¥109.53. South Korean stocks extended losses late Thursday morning as North Korea risks weighed on the main index.

Iran parliament ratifies legislation to counter United States anti-Iran moves
Tehran says the measures violate a 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.

United States stocks tumble on North Korea worries
The local currency closed at 1,143.50 won against the USA dollar, down 1.50 won from the previous session's close. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE 6-to-1; on Nasdaq , a 3.60-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

Game of Thrones DoP says next episode better than dragon battle
As Dany offers what seems to be the remainder of the Lannister army to join her or "refuse and die". Here we have a still of him rummaging through the battlefield and he doesn't seem happy at all.

Arsenal's new €53 million man enjoys dream start to Premier League life
However, they will be without Alexis Sanchez , who has been ruled out for the first two weeks of the season amid rumours he is agitating for an exit .

Will Twitter suspend Trump's account for 'threatening nuclear war' against North Korea?
The influence of China in Pyongyang seems to be greatly reduced since Kim Jong Un became the North Korean leader in December 2011. As the crisis has unfolded, Trump has alternated praising China for its help and chiding it for not doing more.

Mehbooba opposes repeal of Kashmir's special status - Newspaper
How many evidences are required more in order to understand that the opposition parties are against a harsh, BJP political party. Moreover, the Article 370 is part of the original constitution, and hence, the Article 35A also flows from it.

Amber Heard and Elon Musk speaks out about break up
Originally, it was thought the only change to Autopilot hardware for the new Model 3 was the addition of a driver-facing camera. Right now, the goal is to get the affordable electric vehicle out of "production hell," per a tweet by Musk.

New Orleans solar eclipse: Where to watch on August 21
You can find the glasses at online vendors including EclipseGlasses.com, Celestron , Explore Scientific and Meade Instruments. Total solar eclipses will cross the continental USA twice more in the next 30 years, on April 8, 2024 , and August 12, 2045 .

West Brom fans react on Twitter to Jay Rodriguez's performance
Tony Pulis hopes he can take West Brom to the next level after signing a contract to remain as head coach until 2019. Pulis said: "We want everyone to chip in and the quality we got from set plays today was absolutely fantastic".

Stephen McGown Assumed Al-Qaeda Release Was 'Joke'
But I think they saw it as their duty to accept it, even though I have a hard time believing that they actually believed me'. The 42-year-old said his captors treated him better after he adopted Islam, giving him clothes, food and medication.

Arsenal defeats Leicester City 4-3 in an incredible season opener
Danny Welbeck levelled matters in first-half stoppage time, completing a fast-paced, pulsating first half of action. Albrighton crossed for Jamie Vardy to put Leicester ahead after Xhaka had gifted the ball straight to him.