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National Anthem Protests Continue, With More NFL, College Football Players Joining In

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 26 / 16

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson, TE Niles Paul, CB Greg Toler and WR Rashad Ross yesterday "raised their fists" during the National Anthem before their game against the Giants, according to Steinberg & Tesfatsion of the WASHINGTON POST. Redskins players over the past month "hadn’t made headline...

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