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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (middle) knelt on the sidelines during the national anthem to protest what he saw as the oppression of African-Americans in the United States. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Green Beret And NFL Player On His Role In, Reaction To Anthem Protests

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San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid (35) and Colin Kaepernick (7) take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their season opener against the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA. Daniel Gluskoter/AP hide caption

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The Washington, D.C., football team stands at attention while linked in arms during the national anthem before Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Black Families Watching As 'Take A Knee' NFL Protests Continue

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Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (from left), Mike Wallace, former player Ray Lewis and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones (center), take a knee before the national anthem Monday night in Glendale, Ariz., ahead of the team's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Megan Rapinoe kneels during the national anthem before the match between the United States and the Netherlands at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 18. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Player Protests: When Athletes Stand Up (Or Kneel) For Social Justice Issues

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Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, kneels during the national anthem before Thursday night's game in San Diego. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Colin Kaepernick's Concerns 'Very Admirable'

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of their preseason football game on Friday in Santa Clara, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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