Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey caused quite a stir last week when he announced, while in London, that he planned to protest the anthem in 2018 and take whatever fine is handed to him.
On Thursday, after the Titans’ first training camp practice, Casey spoke more on his planned protest during the anthem and how he plans to protest in 2018.
Last season, Casey raised a fist after the anthem and that’s what he plans to again do in 2018.
Casey said he didn’t want to take a knee during the anthem and that raising his fist is his way of bringing light to his community.
It’s still unclear if Casey’s actions will warrant a fine, but even if they do, the fine would be assessed to the Titans and not Casey.
The NFLPA and NFL are meeting again in the near future to discuss anthem protests.
Casey was also asked about President Donald Trump on Thursday. The Titans defender wasn’t critical of the president, simply saying that he has a difference of opinion with the commander in chief.
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