2018 was the year of National Anthem protests in the NFL, and one local player has said he plans to continue the practice in the 2019 season.
Titans Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey says that he will continue to protest the Anthem in the upcoming season, regardless of whatever fines the NFL may impose on him.
The Tennessee Titans' Jurrell Casey says he'll protest during the national anthem and accept any fines levied against him this upcoming NFL season. "I'm going to take a fine this year, why not?" he said. "I'm going to protest during the flag" https://t.co/1HAyCyRC0R via @CNNSport pic.twitter.com/31KQbK6iBc— CNN (@CNN) July 18, 2018
It's not necessarily about the anthem. That's where everyone's messing up at. It's not about the anthem. We're just using that time as a platform. If everybody can understand where we're coming from about the injustice in America, the way the justice system treats minorities, is the issue we have. Until they can understand that - and for 95% of your team to be minorities and you can't understand where we come from? It's pretty mind-shocking to me.
Casey did NOT kneel during the National Anthem last season. Him and teammate Wesley Woodyard raised a fist during the Anthem.
The Titans kick-off their Preseason schedule on August 9th at Green Bay, and return to Nissan Stadium on August 18th.