Titans players had made a joint agreement with the visiting Seahawks to stay in their locker rooms during the anthem, but Jessie James Decker said “a decision was made” for her husband “without him knowing."
Ben Roethlisberger said he wished Pittsburgh approached its decision to skip the anthem differently, while Alejandro Villanueva, who stood alone outside the tunnel, said it happened by mistake and apologized to his team.
President Trump’s demand that NFL owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem set off protests by NFL players, coaches and owners. This is not the first time athletes have used their platform to protest.
"We all love when he’s getting those technical fouls and he’s pushing people, hitting people, talking to the refs,” Marcin Gortat said of Morris. “Sometimes you need that and we’re going to miss that."