Fooch’s update: After the game, Lane commented on it:
“I wasn’t trying to say anything,” Lane said after Seattle’s 23-21 win. “Just standing behind Kaepernick.
“It’s something I plan to keep on doing until I feel like justice has been served. … I thought about it, about a week or so, and I just think it’s OK for me to do it.”
Attention was focused on San Diego Thursday evening, with Colin Kaepernick choosing to sit for the fourth preseason game. Well, to be clear, he took one knee, and was joined by free safety Eric Reid.
However, in the Bay Area, another player joined them. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat during the National Anthem prior to the Seahawks preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders. There is no word yet on if it was specifically related to Colin Kaepernick’s protest, but it is easy to infer. Here are a couple pictures:
Seahawks DB Jeremy Lane also sat during the national anthem tonight in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/ozT4kohBlo— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 2, 2016
Earlier this week, Richard Sherman said some of the players had discussed potentially sitting. Sherman seemed to not be in favor of that particular form of protest, but acknowledged discussions had been held. We’ll keep an eye out for comments after the game, as I am sure Lane will get quite a few questions.