NEW YORK — A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the NFL.
An exhibit on the Black Lives Matter movement, curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will feature game-worn items by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to USA Today Sports.
Justin Britt, who is white, put his arm on Michael Bennett’s shoulder as Bennett sat during the national anthem on Friday night. Bennett had called for a white player to join the protest that seeks to call attention to social injustice.
Week 2 of the NFL’s preseason featured the continuation of protests during the national anthem started by Colin Kaepernick last season.
The former San Francisco 49ers player became a controversial figure last year after he refused to stand for the national anthem in what he called a protest against oppression of people of color.
He opted out of his contract in March and became a free agent, but so far no NFL teams have signed him for the upcoming season.