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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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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 in Amsterdam Saturday. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when he refused to stand for the national anthem, and instead knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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ESPN's Jemele Hill On Race, Football And That Tweet About Trump

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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, earlier this month. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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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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Then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem in a game against the Dallas Cowboys last year. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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We Want Your Questions On Activism In Sports

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Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen, stand for the national anthem before Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers in Indianapolis. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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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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