Jeremy Lane

Broncos linebacker kneels during national anthem in season opener

Broncos linebacker kneels during national anthem in season opener

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, following the lead of his college teammate, kneeled during the national anthem before the NFL’s kickoff opener Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.

Marshall went to the University of Nevada where he was a teammate of Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sat, then kneeled during anthems at two exhibitions. He said he did so to protest the treatment of African Americans by police.

Before Denver hosted the Rams in an exhibition, Marshall told the Denver Post he supported his former college teammate.

“I support Colin. I support ‘Kaep.’ I understand where he’s coming from,"...

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