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Bennett sat on the bench during the national anthem before the Seahawks’ games this preseason and said he plans to do so throughout the regular season while continuing to use my platform to be able to speak on injustice. He said in the statement he released Wednesday that the Las Vegas incident unequivocally reinforced his belief that equality doesn’t live in this country.
Donald Trump Jersey The system failed me, he wrote. I can only imagine what Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Charleena Lyles felt.
Read the full recounting of the story from Bennett here. Note that it contains language some may find offensive.
Making a side-by-side comparison like some kind of tale of the tape doesn’t fit, but the similarities are growing by the day. Or the night, if you will, since the league’s arbitrator, the impartial party who’s been accused of not being impartial once before, upheld Elliott’s six-game suspension under cover of darkness.
The combination of that timing and the timing of the court ruling on the union’s temporary restraining order request means a little has been decided — and a lot has not, and won’t be any time soon.
Deflategate, one of the worst profanities in the NFL vocabulary, dragged on for two years and stopped one level shy of the Supreme Court. That began over ball-deflation accusations. The Elliott case is rooted in a domestic violence allegation. The investigation itself stretched beyond the usual lengths. This resolution is destined to stretch far further yet, with a subject matter that can’t be laughed off with cringe-worthy jokes.