Seahawks entire team might protest the national anthem


Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks against the United States, but some NFL players won't be standing during the national anthem.

San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the anthem throughout the preseason and he plans to continuing protesting in an effort to raise awareness about police violence against blacks and other people of color.

But players from the Seattle Seahawks are considering uniting as a team to do something to help push Kaepernick's cause. It could be the entire team sitting, or doing something else to make a statement.

Whatever happens, linebacker Bobby Wagner told the Seattle Times that it's "going to be a team thing."

"That’s what the world needs to see," he said. "The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals."

"Even if it wasn’t September 11 the point of the protest is to get people to think," Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin added. "I think it’s very ironic to me that 15 years ago on Sept. 11 was one of the most devastating times in U.S .history and after that day we were probably the most unified that we have ever been. And today we struggle to see the unity."

Baldwin, who led the NFL with 14 receiving touchdowns last season, took to Twitter last week to represent his thoughts on Kaepernick's protest.

"Our locker room has discussed it so we'll see," Baldwin said when asked if they'll protest on Sunday, according to KING5 TV in Washington.

Next Up

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

D'Angelo Russell / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

oct. 20 snow crash

Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.


For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.


Hip-hop reacts to the NFL National Anthem protests

MCs from all over the hip-hop map took the knee.